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Jeb Bush Leads Trade Delegation to Peru, Ecuador


The governor of Florida will lead a trip to Ecuador and Peru next week to promote trade.

Governor Jeb Bush, brother of President Bush, will lead a group of officials and business leaders in an effort to build trade with the United States and the state of Florida in particular.

Ecuador and Peru did a combined total of $2.4 billion worth of business with Florida in 2004.

The trip comes as President Bush pushes for a free trade agreement encompassing all of North and South America. But several large South American economies oppose the move. A trade agreement among the United States, Central America, and the Dominican Republic has been delayed past its proposed start date of January 1.