Despite national security concerns, GOP leader McCarthy blocked bipartisan bid to limit China’s role in U.S. transit

Editor’s note. This is a problem. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) blocked a bipartisan attempt to limit Chinese companies from contracting with U.S. transit systems, a move that benefited a Chinese government-backed manufacturer with a plant in his district, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. [Damian Paletta and Erica Werner | May 21, 2019…

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Murdered Trade Unionists: The Truth Behind Colombia’s Trade Agreement

Editor’s note: Trade agreement standards are only as good as the enforcement mechanisms. Any mention of Latin America has become a synonym of mass migration, autocratic governments and unstable economies. Yet, Colombia continues to shine as the exception. This week marks the seventh anniversary since the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) entered into force.…

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