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Costa Ricans protest trade with U.S

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posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 10:03 PM
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Costa Ricans protest trade with U.S


Source Link: news.yahoo.com

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of students and teachers opposed to a free-trade pact with the United States marched in Costa Rica's capital on Monday, while the deal itself remains bogged down in Congress.

The protesters, part of a coalition of hundreds of unions, student, environmental and community groups, said the march was a show of strength to be followed by a nation-wide strike.

Costa Rica is the only participant of the Central American Free Trade Agreement, CAFTA, not to have ratified the measure and the government hopes to have a deal passed by the end of the year.

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posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 10:06 PM
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This is the first. I believe, that I've heard of, where people of a country, (other than in the US) didn't want their country to join one of these "Free Trade Agreements".

[edit on 26/2/07 by Keyhole]



posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 10:47 PM
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I can understand this. I for one think joining NAFTA was one of the dumbest things Canada has done in the last hunded years.



posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 11:28 PM
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They were not joining NAFTA.

They were joining CAFTA.

Both are the sampe principles, but different areas.

NAFTA incroporates Canada the U.S. and Mexico.
CAFTA incorporates the central American countries.



posted on Feb, 26 2007 @ 11:41 PM
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Originally posted by iori_komei
They were not joining NAFTA.

They were joining CAFTA.



Yep, my bad, not used to "CAFTA" yet. That's what I meant




 
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