Tuxtla Summit launches Mesoamérica Project

The Tuxtla Summit concluded with the full incorporation of Colombia and new compromises under "Proyecto Mesoamérica"

Thursday, July 30, 2009

In the final declaration, it was established to "accelerate the electrical interconnection in the region, and conclude works on the Mesoamerican Information Highway (internet link)".

"The summit, hosted by Costa Rican president Oscar Arias, was attended by Colombian president Alvaro Uribe; Felipe Calderón, from Mexico; Ricardo Martinelli, Panamá; Mauricio Funes, El Salvador; Álvaro Colom, Guatemala, as well as officials from Honduras, Belize and Dominican Republic".

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Panama Formally Joins Central America

May 2013

With the formal integration of the canal country into SIECA, what was a geopolitical contradiction has been corrected, because Panama always should have been part of Central America.

From a press release from the Central American Economic Integration Secretariat (SIECA):

Possible Referendum For Road Link Panama – Colombia

April 2010

President Ricardo Martinelli commented that he could ask the population whether to open the Darién Gap.

He acknowledged, however, that now is not the best time to do it, as it would likely be rejected.

From pa-digital.com.pa: “Martinelli commented that this initiative has not been correctly explained to the population.

Status of the Central American Economic Integration

February 2009

SIECA report on status of the process of the Central American Economic Integration

This document contains the status of the Central American economic integration process, basically refers to the legal institutional framework, Central American trade, and incorporation of into international trade.

Central American seeks to standardize banking rules

January 2009

The Superintendents of Banks are meeting in Managua to study how to standardize banking supervision rules for the countries in the region.

The Nicaraguan Superintendent of Banks, Victor Urcuyo, said, according to elsalvador.com: "Currently the banks have to consolidate their financial statements and the supervisor of origin goes to the various countries to do the inspections.

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