Colombia may stay in the “gray zone” between ceasefire and true peace longer than its leaders expected, but the momentum is still going in the right direction despite voters’ recent rejection of a deal to end the country’s 52-year civil war, Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzón said in Atlanta. Voters on Oct. 2 shot down on razor-thin margins […]
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The bidding process for the country to host the next available FIFA World Cup won’t take place until 2020, but should the United States be selected, Mike Egan, the general counsel of Arthur Blank’s AMB Group LLC, told Global Atlanta that he would be “stunned” if Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium didn’t play a key role in […]
It helped fuel his ascent in the primaries, and Republican nominee Donald J. Trump has continued to pummel NAFTA, making the U.S. trade deal with Canada and Mexico one of the biggest punching bags of this presidential campaign season. Lately, he has piled on the negative superlatives, calling it “one of the worst deals ever made of any […]
Trade detractors have been using a well-worn line of attack as the U.S. considers huge trade deals with Asia and Europe: that they subvert democracy by letting big companies sue governments outside national courts. It’s true that what’s known as investor-state dispute settlement (or ISDS) gives companies the ability to challenge policies deemed unfair to […]
Thrive Farmers, the Central American coffee producer, which placed in August No. 19 on the 35th annual Inc. 500 list, the prestigious rankings of the nation’s fastest growing companies, has hired Tom Minella, a restaurant marketing executive, to expand its presence in the hospitality industry. According to an Oct. 12 news release, Mr. Minella has worked […]
Clint Brewer, a commercial officer with the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Atlanta who is working with Atlanta-based Aegex Technologies LLC to promote its sales overseas, calls the company’s Windows 10 enterprise tablet “the intrinsically safe tablet” because it will not produce a spark that could ignite an explosion in industrial operations. He told Global […]
Hurricane Matthew didn’t put a damper on the Governor’s International Awards 2016 banquet held the evening of Oct. 6 at the newly renovated Atlanta History Center in Buckhead, which drew at least 250 guests and representatives of honored companies and organizations from 10 counties and 17 cities in Georgia. Dr. Karen Loch, president of the […]
He might’ve planned it as a victory lap, but Colombian Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzon’s speech at Emory Law next week will likely be more of an explainer on how its “historic moment” went awry and what’s next for the country.
Atlanta has conquered myopia in its international investment recruitment efforts — at least according to the Brookings Institution, which did a short profile on the city ahead of last week’s Global Cities Summit, attended by Mayor Kasim Reed. The piece discusses “new thinking” that has arisen in the metro area, where cities, counties and other […]
Companies that didn’t take the $35,000 awarded to finalists in the recent Metro Export Challenge already have another shot at winning support to bolster their global sales efforts.