Concerns that Colombia and Panama haven’t done enough to protect organized labor leaders don’t threaten free-trade agreements with those nations, said Francisco Sanchez, under secretary of Commerce for international trade.
The carcass of a dead dog floats on the lake that supplies tap water to 750,000 Venezuelans. Witch doctor Francisco Sanchez has just dumped the previous night’s sacrifice from a cliff, contaminating the resource that has become more scarce than gasoline in Caracas.
With temperatures near freezing and thousands displaced by superstorm Sandy, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg put a former federal emergency official in charge of the city’s housing response, just as a new storm threatened to bring gale-force winds, rain and coastal flooding.
President Barack Obama nominated Bank of America Corp. executive Stefan Selig to oversee international trade as he seeks to jumpstart the economy by appointing a Wall Street veteran to the Commerce Department.