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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 entitle...

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