A Filipino Mad About Mangoes

MANILA, Philippines -- Most security guards in the Philippines check visitors for guns or explosives. But on the small island of Guimaras, they are on high alert against a particular tropical fruit. "Mango, ma'am?" queries a port guard, flanked by a sign showing the yellow fruit marked with an X.

Arbitration Sector To Play Greater Role

China's fast-growing economy and increasing integration into the global market are prompting the need for the arbitration sector to play a greater role, said Ren Jianxin, honorary deputy director of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC).

Free trade hasn't helped Canada

One of the benefits promised for Canada from a free trade deal with the United States was that we would attract billions of dollars of investment, creating great numbers of new jobs, from foreign multinationals that would build operations in Canada to serve the U.S. market. It didn't happen.

Nafta Tribunals Stir U.S. Worries

New York Times | By ADAM LIPTAK | April 18, 2004 After the highest court in Massachusetts ruled against a Canadian real estate company and after the United State Supreme Court declined to hear its appeal, the company's day in court was over.

Democracy Is In The Streets

The Nation | By Daniel Wilkinson | April 8, 2004 OPENING MEXICO: The Making of a Democracy. By Julia Preston and Samuel Dillon. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 592 pp. $ 30.