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Why are Venezuelan pirates killing Caribbean fishermen?

Venezuelan pirates in the Caribbean Sea are engaged in a booming black-market trade in diapers, narcotics, gasoline and humans.

‘Fast track’: What it means to you

Trade promotion authority will expand workers’ rights, it will protect the environment, and it will promote a free and open Internet.
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U.S. farmers feed the world

American farmers are selling more of their high-quality products to the rest of the world than ever before in the history of U.S. agriculture.
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Ecotourism gets a boost in new Laos-Thailand agreement

Want to see nature without harming the environment? A new agreement between Laos and Thailand will make ecotourism easier in those countries.

Summit seeks to bolster security, prosperity across the Americas

Vice President Pence attends the April 13–14 Summit of the Americas in Peru. He will promote democracy, fair trade and secure borders in the hemisphere.
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Southeast Asian shoppers crave high-quality U.S. products

A recent U.S.-led agricultural trade mission to Jakarta connected U.S. food product company representatives and state government leaders with regional importers.
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Free, open Indo-Pacific benefits all nations [video]

The United States stands with the Indo-Pacific region to promote free and open enterprise and respect for national sovereignty.
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Why is America concerned about 5G?

5G technologies will provide the backbone for future economies. That's why it's imperative to protect 5G from untrustworthy companies and countries.
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U.S. warns of untrustworthy 5G vendors

As countries develop 5G internet technology, it is important that they consider the security and privacy issues that come with unreliable companies.