Plan Puebla Panama and Integration to be discussed at presidential meetings

The presidents of the region have back-to-back meetings today in El Salvador and tomorrow in Mexico, to discuss regional integration and the re-starting of the Plan Puebla Panama.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Presidents from Central America, Mexico and Colombia will meet Saturday in the Mexican city of Villahermosa, where the theme will be Plan Puebla Panama. Lurking in the background is another topic that will likely arise: political tension between Colombia and Nicaragua.
"We will review the projects proposed over the past few years, and there are many of them," said a spokesman for the Mexican government. "We will try to position and stake out limits for the most important of them."
In San Salvador today, Central American presidents are reviewing the current status of regional integration, issues relating to the Customs Union, and trade and commerce.

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