Sugar exporting nations attacked U.S. quotas.

The Group of Latin American and Caribbean Sugar Exporting Countries charged that U.S. import quotas designed to protect domestic producers are canceling efforts at economic aid to the region. If American price supports and quotas are left in place in the new long-term farm legislation now being written in Congress, "there will be a greater demand on U.S. foreign aid, and such programs as the Caribbean Basin Initiative will be rendered useless," said Eduardo Latorre, an official of the group. He said the 21-nation group's earnings from U.S. sugar sales fell to $690 million last year from $1.37 billion before the current farm law took effect in 1981.

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