Thinking Small

Some small countries think big. Central America for the most part consists of small countries, which think small.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

No other region of the world is made up of so many tiny economies, with such a low level of integration.
If Central America had a higher level of economic cooperation, it would become a more efficient market, capable of creating more (and better-paying) jobs, while reducing consumer costs.
Now if regional businesses would only promote the integration concept, it might actually happen.
Individually, each Central American economy is tiny, ranging from Guatemala in 66th place in the latest World Bank ranking, to Nicaragua at 134.

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Thinking Small

February 2008

Some small countries think big. Central America for the most part consists of small countries, which think small.

No other region of the world is made up of so many tiny economies, with such a low level of integration.
If Central America had a higher level of economic cooperation, it would become a more efficient market, capable of creating more (and better-paying) jobs, while reducing consumer costs.

The Central American Economic Integration

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State of the situation november 2007, of the economic integration process of the Central American region, basically refers to the legal institutional framework and insertion of Central American into international trade.

Intitutional legal scope, Central American trade with the world, Central American free trade zone, Central American customs union and the insertion of Central America into the world economy.

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