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2006-04-01 17:54:03

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - A controversial trade pact between the United States and Central American nations took effect in Honduras and Nicaragua on Saturday as supporters said it would help bring prosperity to the poor region. The U.S.-Central American Free Trade Agreement, known as CAFTA, will give smaller businesses access to international markets, Honduran President Manuel Zelaya told a news conference where he was joined by U.S. Ambassador Charles Ford. "We will...

2005-12-30 12:40:00

By Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it would miss its target date of January 1 for implementing a hard-won free trade pact with Central America, but hoped the countries involved would write it into law in the next couple of months. "I can confirm we will miss the target date of January 1 for implementation with our CAFTA partners," said Steve Norton, a spokesman for the U.S. Trade Representative. "It's not uncommon for the implementation process...

2005-08-02 10:52:41

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush on Tuesday signed a free-trade agreement with Central America, one of his top legislative priorities, after a bitter fight with Congress over the direction of American trade policy. Bush said at the signing ceremony for the U.S.-Central American Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA, that the agreement was "good for America" and will help strengthen U.S. ties with democracies in the region. The free-trade pact narrowly won passage in the House of...

2005-07-28 18:12:06

By Herbert Hernandez GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Central American leaders said on Thursday a trade deal passed by the U.S. House of Representatives would save tens of thousands of jobs in the impoverished region, but farmers said U.S. exports would drive them off their land. El Salvador's president, Tony Saca, a close U.S. ally with troops in Iraq, said the trade treaty would guarantee jobs in a region that sorely needs them. "We woke up today with the certainty of a free trade agreement...

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