Project 21 Press Release: Black Conservatives Attending World Trade Organization Meeting in Cancun – September 2003

Project 21 Members Attending WTO Talks on Agriculture Policy

Two members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 are attending the World Trade Organization ministerial meeting in Cancun, Mexico (September 10-14) and are available to the media for comments on the proceedings.

Project 21 National Advisory Council member Deroy Murdock is a syndicated columnist for the Scripps Howard News Service as well as an adjunct fellow with the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. Niger Innis is a member of the Project 21 National Advisory Council and national spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality.

Interviews can be arranged by contacting Project 21 director David Almasi at (202) 507-6398 x106.

The WTO’s Cancun ministerial meeting focuses on agricultural policy. Conservatives hope that the United States and other developed nations will push for a decrease in farm subsidies and tariffs to increase the ability for smaller, less developed countries to trade with Western nations. Going into the meeting, the European Union stands accused of blocking reform efforts and continuing to allow agricultural subsidies to benefit elite European farmers at the expense of their Third World competitors.

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