President George W. Bush embarked on his recent excursion to Latin America with a minimum of expectations. Nonetheless, the trip was notable for its failure to achieve progress where progress might have been made: on a free-trade agreement with Uruguay.
Peter Buxbaum has been writing about international trade and transportation, as well as security, defense, technology, and foreign policy, for over 20 years. Besides contributing to the AJOT, Buxbaum's work has appeared in such leading publications as Fortune, Forbes, Chief Executive, Computerworld, and Jane's Defence Weekly. He was educated at Columbia University.