UA Students Look At Free Trade Issues In Chile

Chile became the first South American country to become a free trade partner with the United States on Jan. 1, 2004. As part of a joint project with the Tucson Citizen, nine UA students traveled to Chile to take an up-close look at the effects of the free trade agreement on Chile.

The trip was part of the UA's program in international journalism and was sponsored by the School of Journalism and the Center for Latin American Studies. Alan Weisman, a professor of journalism and Latin American Studies, led the trip. He has covered Latin America and the environment extensively, and is the author of five books, including his latest, The World Without Us, which spent most of summer 2007 on The New York Times bestseller list.

Read the series:

Aug. 2, 2004

Salmon bought here carries costs in Chile:
Salmon farming affects lakes, fjords and Chilean society

Aug. 3, 2004

Chilean orchards feed 1/4 of the world:
The U.S. imported a record $752 million worth of Chilean fruit in '03

Aug. 4, 2004

Grape expectations:
American eyes sparkle at cost of Chilean wine

Aug. 5, 2004

World's copper capital:
Chile's huge reserves have drawn foreign firms such as Ariz.'s Phelps Dodge

Aug. 6, 2004

Chile's a natural for ecotourism:
Tension grows between developers, environmentalists


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