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Carnation Revolution: A Long-Awaited Pact Comes Into Force

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May 19, 2012

The Economist

Shortly before midnight on May 14th a planeload of freshly cut roses, carnations and lilies took off from Bogotá and headed for Miami. By the time it landed a free-trade agreement had come into effect, allowing the flowers, and thousands of other Colombian products, tariff-free entry into the American market.