Banana producers plan to revive Latin American cartel

The Union of Banana Exporting Countries, which has been moribund since 2002, is being revived, according to Guillermo Salazar, Panama's minister for agricultural development.

Friday, July 18, 2008

The union, which consists of Latin American producers, was formed at the initiative of the late Panamanian leader Gen. Omar Torrijos in 1974.
The current member countries are Costa Rica, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Panama, and Ecuador has shown interest in joining, Salazar said.
The group aims to improve the terms of trade for Latin American bananas in international markets.

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