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Antigua Protests US Move to Bar Internet

20 February 2006

WASHINGTON -- As reported by the Reuters: "Tiny Antigua protested on Friday new U.S. efforts to outlaw Internet gambling and complained the United States had done nothing to implement a World Trade Organization ruling against current restrictions.

"...It has collided in that effort with the United States, where federal law bars the placing of bets across state lines by electronic means.

"...In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman released on Friday, Antigua's ambassador to the WTO, John Ashe, expressed concern about two U.S. legislative proposals to outlaw the $12 billion Internet gambling industry.

"...He also complained the United States had made no move to comply with the April 2005 ruling..."

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