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Gov. Scott’s Next Abroad Trade Mission: Chile

Governor Rick Scott is leading his eighth trade mission abroad, and this time, he’s making another trip to South America. Scott’s last trade mission was in Colombia late last year. Now, he’s planning a four-day trade mission to Chile.

And, Manny Mencia of Enterprise Florida says expanding their business relationship with Chile, one of Florida’s top trading partners, is the goal of the trip.

“It’s a very opportune time for the Governor to lead a mission to Chile," said Mencia. "Chile is Florida’s sixth largest market in the world. Chile has a free market-type economic system, a pro-business government that welcomes trade and welcomes investments.”

Enterprise Florida, the state’s economic development agency, is organizing the trade mission. Mencia says he expects 80 to 100 delegates to join the trip from 50 Florida companies. The trade mission starts May 20th and ends May 23rd.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.