Security: Essential for Development

Central American businesses demand from governments clear mechanisms to combat insecurity in the region.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The president of the Federation of Private Entities of Central America, Panama and Dominican Republic (FEDEPRICAP), Carlos Amador, said, "Central America is threatened by drug trafficking, gangs and transnational organized crime and to help combat these problems there is an need for a united isthmus."

"Amador stated that the Democratic Security Treaty signed in 1995 must be updated and strengthen and the Federation of Central American Armed Forces should be transformed into an institution which analyzes and creates proposals for the defense of the Central American territory," reported the article in

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Tax Reform is Not Enough

August 2018

Businessmen in Costa Rica recognize the importance of the fiscal reform needed by the country, but they are calling on the Alvarado administration to pay attention to equally complex problems, such as unemployment and high production costs.

The business sector has taken stock of the first 100 days of the government of Carlos Alvarado, and in a discussion outlined the urgent challenges facing the country, such as how to achieve economic reactivation, advancing a proposed teleworking law, promoting dual training and investing in improving road infrastructure. 

Costa Rica: New Union for Health Companies

February 2017

Pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, medical tourism companies, laboratories, pharmacies and research centers are part of the new Costa Rican health chamber.

The group of health sector companies announced that they "... intend to work with the state to assist in generating solutions to the challenges of the health system."

Guatemalan-Salvadorian Commercial and Industrial Association

August 2013

The ACIGS aims to develop trade and economic ties between Guatemala and El Salvador, promoting joint projects to improve the results of trading balances.  

According to Gustavo Novola, president of the Guatemalan Salvadorian Commercial and Industrial Association (ACIGS) at the end of 2013 a business conference will be held conducive to increasing the sales of both nations.

Businesses from El Salvador and Mexico join forces

June 2011

A Business Chamber between the two countries has been created to boost trade.

Major companies with local and regional presence in El Salvador have decided to join forces and build a partnership with representatives of Mexico's business sector, in order to get most benefit out of intraregional trade.

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