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Costa Rica promotes González as WTO chief

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, proposed Anabel González, the country's Foreign Trade minister, for the position of director of the World Trade Organization.

González has already worked in the WTO as head of its Agricultural division from 2005 to 2009, as well as leading the talks that led to trade agreements between her country and China, Colombia, Singapore, and Peru.

She is the second official candidate for the position, which would start after the current WTO director, Pascal Lamy, leaves next August.

Full story (in Spanish)