It was the power of mass people's movements that derailed the WTO, founded just a decade ago amidst great fanfare, as well as putting into office Hugo Chavez, who boldly said "no thanks" to the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas
and advocates a new model of Latin-American regional integration based on principles of economic cooperation and solidarity.
The reason for Free Trade Agreement of the Americas
(FTAA) is as clear as the original thinking was for Mercosur and NAFTA trade agreements: that well balanced economies provide for more stable governments which result in higher standards of living and fewer burdens on society in general.
Turning to the jewel in the lotus, the presidents read from the declaracion, "The negotiation of a free-trade agreement between Central America and the United States constitutes an important effort toward the creation of the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas
in the year 2005.
A Free Trade Agreement of the Americas
would open up new markets for developing nations and help sustain the economic liberalization already underway in Latin America.
Policymakers should make these agreements understandable and post them on the web (as was done recently with the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas
But in the wake of demonstrations in Seattle over the World Trade Organization and, more recently, in Quebec over the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas
, it is clear the neo-Luddite mentality is not only widespread, but a powerful motivating force in attacks on free trade and technological innovation.
The Free Trade Agreement of the Americas
(FTAA), however, is premised on the further liberalization of commercial trade and is being negotiated in virtual secrecy.
Being a group comprised solely of First Nations and people of color, our chants against the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas
(FTAA) targeted specifically the racist and colonialist agenda of the FTAA.
Specifically, the ``progressive'' mob hoped to derail negotiations for the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas
, which would knock down trade barriers throughout this side of the globe.
Chavez has pushed for Latin America to move more slowly toward a Free Trade Agreement of the Americas
(FTAA), emphasizing instead regional trade blocs.
On February 23, Andres Tomas Conteris joined other protesters in front of Senator Dianne Feinstein's office to express discontent with the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas
and the April summit in Quebec City.
What is the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas