Clinton Will Widen Nafta

-- After much dithering, President Clinton has decided to back expansion of the North American Free Trade Agreement at the mid-December Summit of the Americas in Miami. As a first step, he will endorse eventual Chilean membership in NAFTA instead of a narrower, bilateral free-trade pact with the U.S. But Administration officials are keeping mum about plans to push for hemispheric integration until after the November elections. They don't want to whip up protectionist sentiment that is already running strong in Congress.

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