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Nicaragua’s Sandinista government allies with anti-imperialist forces
A review of the first six months of the new Sandinista government and the support from allies through ALBA.
US reassumes its dirty war against Nicaragua
Ortega continues to condemn the destabilization plans on the part of the government in Washington, and in the last few weeks has attacked the Free Trade Agreement signed by his country with the United States
Beware Europeans bearing gifts
After the emerging disaster of CAFTA, Central American countries recently launched into a new round of trade negotiations, this time with the European Union.
First meeting of ALBA ministers concludes in Venezuela
The countries that make up the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) trade block met in Venezuela this Wednesday for a meeting of the ALBA Ministers. The meeting set forth some of the future integration projects, the organizational structure, and the countries agreed on the formation of an ALBA development bank.
Nicaragua seeks FTA with CARICOM
Nicaragua has began the negotiations to establish a free trade agreement with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), according to Nicaraguan Promotion, Industry, and Trade Minister Horacio Brenes.
Nicaragua’s Ortega asks US, EU to start free trade ’compensation funds’
"We have explained to the Europeans that if there is no compensation fund, the association (agreement) would have no future," Ortega told a meeting of businesspeople.
Congress okays Venezuelan-Nicaraguan cooperation agreement
Venezuela’s National Assembly approved Thursday a framework agreement on cooperation between Venezuela and Nicaragua with a view to the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (Alba).
ALBA: Justice in deeds
The Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA) welcomed Nicaragua as its fourth full member as the FSLN returned to power in that country, while in Ecuador, President Rafael Correa adds new support to the movement for Latin America integration.
Taiwan: Nicaraguan congress ratifies free trade agreement
Nicaragua’s Congress has ratified a free trade agreement with Taiwan, the legislative body said in a statement Thursday.
Lift the Veil of Secrecy on Stalled Central America Trade Deal, Demands Civil Society
The Tory government says a free trade agreement with Central America, on ice since 2004, will eventually be debated in the House. One academic doesn’t mind the delay, worrying the deal could be bad news for some nations, while industry officials worry Canadian firms may lose interest before the deal is reached. Once it’s done, Canada-Central American Free Trade Agreement will be debated in the House of Commons, Conservative MPs said last week, but there are no guarantees draft agreements will be available to civil society organizations or other third parties.
Taiwan, Nicaragua sign free trade agreement
Taiwan and Nicaragua have signed a free trade agreement (FTA) pledging to join forces to explore the North American market, the Board of Foreign Trade said.
Taiwan to sign free trade pact with Nicaragua
Taiwan will sign a free trade agreement with Nicaragua June 16 to further boost bilateral trade and economic cooperation, government officials said Wednesday.
Agreement comes down to the wire
The Canadian government is facing demands to disclose a draft free trade agreement with four Central American nations currently in the final stages of deliberation behind closed doors.
Honduras and Nicaragua enter trade pact with US
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.
Taiwan working on FTA talks with Latin American nations: Official
Taiwan’s free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with Nicaragua are expected to be finalized by the end of this year. In addition, Taiwan is scheduled to start FTA talks this year with El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.
Canada’s hidden free-trade deal
In Central America, the CAFTA debate led to massive protests. Meanwhile, here in Canada, our government is quietly negotiating much the same sort of agreement which calls for the free flow of investment and presumably the removal of tariffs and agricultural safeguards.
Nicaragua approves Central American Free Trade Agreement
Nicaragua’s legislature late Monday approved the Central American Free Trade with the United States.
Nicaragua signs ARPPI with Luxembourg, Belgium (Eng/Esp/Fra)
Nicaragua has recently signed Agreements on Reciprocal Promotion and Protection of Investments (ARPPI) with Luxembourg and Belgium.
United Nations children’s committee warns about FTA threats
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in recommendations made public this week warned that Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) may negatively affect access to affordable medicines and social services for the poor.
Nicaraguan parliament postpones approval of FTA
Nicaragua’s National Assembly has delayed the approval of the free trade agreement (FTA) between Central America and the United States, on grounds that its population will not benefit from the deal.