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United States steps up pressure on Guatemala over labor rights

Sep 19, 2014    

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States ramped up pressure on Guatemala to better protect workers' rights on Thursday by restarting a trade case that could lead to hefty fines for the Central American nation.U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said the Obama administration would push ahead with legal action under a free trade agreement to make Guatemala meet international standards on labor rights and working conditions. "Our goal in taking action today remains the same as it has always been to ensure that Guatemala implements the labor protections to which its workers are entitled...

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