Calderón fears US special interests

Financial Times, 3/30/2009

truck2Felipe Calderón has warned that the US is falling short of the pledges on open trade made during the first meeting of the G20 in Washington last year.

The administration of President Obama is suffering very, very strong pressure from sectors affected by the US economic recession, and that is preventing it from acting correctly,” Mr Calderón said.

The centre-right president, who arrived in London on Sunday as part of a state visit and to take part in this week’s G20 meeting of leading and emerging nations, said that the recent US decision to scrap a pilot programme allowing Mexican trucks on to US highways was a worrying sign of protectionism.

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