The absence of significant development aid has only increased the importance of trade for Central America's future.
Iowans do understand the importance of breaking down barriers and increasing international trade.
I'd done an Edinburgh show before, in 1981, called 'The Importance of Being Varnished' - I was in the pun trade at the time.
Growing up, I had a sense of the importance of commerce and trade to everyday life. Our family lived in several countries, and I was fascinated by the free exchange of goods and services between individuals and companies - the way both parties could benefit.
A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.
I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good.