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Anabel González Accepts Top Agriculture Post at WTO

December 16, 2005

ANABEL González, who led the Costa Rican negotiating team for the Central American Free-Trade Agreement with the United States (CAFTA), has been chosen to direct the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Agricultural Division, the daily La Nación reported Tuesday.

 

The WTO has a director-general, five deputy directors and 19 division directors, now including González. It has 149 member countries and sets rules for global trade with a tendency toward liberalization.

 

Before serving as lead CAFTA negotiator, González was Vice-Minister of Foreign Trade from May 1998 to April 2001.

 

In September of 2004, González was among the seven high-level government officials to resign from President Abel Pacheco’s government in a conflict over the administration’s priorities.

 

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