Colombia Frontrunner Seeks Better Ties with Chavez The former defense minister who emerged from weekend voting as the front-runner in next month's presidential runoff election said Monday he hopes to restore good relations with Venezuela and Ecuador if he wins. San Diego Union-Tribune, June 1, 2010
Turkmenistan starts new $2 billion gas pipeline
Turkmenistan on Monday started work on a $2 billion gas pipeline that aims to boost its export capacity and increase the reclusive nation's economic and political clout in the global gas market. San Diego Union-Tribune, May 31, 2010
California College Grads Head Overseas Sacramento Bee, May 27, 2010
The following bills are related to international trade and have been introduced in the California State Legislature in the 2009-2010 Legislative Session.
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SB 657 (Steinberg; D-Sacramento)
Mandates that “every retail seller and manufacturer doing business in this state” develop, maintain, and implement a policy addressing the eradication of slavery and human trafficking from their supply chain. The bill inappropriately makes California employers responsible for the actions of businesses with which they have no contractual relationship, are located in other countries, and could be engaged in activities that may best be handled on a diplomatic level.
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