The Missing Point in CAFTA

Ports are a crucial element in any Free Trade Agreement because of their role in moving goods.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Ports are a crucial element in any Free Trade Agreement because of their role in moving goods. Unfortunately, the port situation in Central America was not considered during Free Trade Agreement negotiations with the United States(CAFTA).

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Evaluation of Mauricio Funes Government's First Year

August 2010

The Salvadoran Foundation for Economic and Social Development (Fusades) publishes its report of the country's performance during the new president's first year.

In the lastest five-year plan for 2009-2014 titled "Democracy and Growth: Fundamental to Development", Fusades reaffirmed his commitment to strengthening democracy in El Salvador.

Franchises of Political Models

November 2009

Latin American businessmen are proposing franchising a 'political-corporate' development scheme to counter the prevailing 'Chavez model'.

Panama's new government, headed by successful entrepreneur Ricardo Martinelli, might be an example of the political model proposed by the latest CEAL Assembly (Latin American Business Council).

The Two Faces of the Coup

July 2009

Mario Vargas Llosa writes on the serious political situation in Honduras, with his renowned objectivity and analytic capacity.

The Peruvian writer brings us a critical vision of the positions of the two battling sides, drafting a solution similar to the one proposed by Costa Rican president Oscar Arias.

Trade between signatory countries DR- CAFTA grow 7,9 % in 2007

March 2008

Trade in goods between the countries of Central America, Dominican Republic and the United States, signatories of the North American Free Trade Agreement CAFTA (the acronym in English), increased by 7.9 percent in 2007, said today the Dominican Minister of Industry and Commerce, Melanio Paredes.

This increase was 9.5 in 2006, according to Paredes, who explained that the total value of exports and imports of goods between these countries "has maintained a steady expansion in recent years, as the total volume of both concepts happened to 31,935 million dollars in 2003 to 41,169 million in 2007.

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