Bush Signs Controversial Free Trade Deal Into Law

BY:Pravda On-Line| August 4, 2005

Bush Signs Controversial Free Trade Deal Into Law Published: August 3, 2005

US President George W. Bush signed on Tuesday the Central American Free Trade Agreement, saying it will ‘advance peace and prosperity throughout the region.’ The agreement, with Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, removes trade barriers and opens up the region to US goods and services and has been harshly criticised.

Democrat representatives that voted against the agreement called the accord a ‘job killer.’ Trade unions in the United States and across Central America also warned about its bad consequences for the working class.

The Communist Party of the United States of America dennounced the agreement in a statement on Tuesday…


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