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Ecuador ready to butt US FTA

Ecuador Ready to Butt US FTA

Quito, Mar 2 2006 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian government’s aspirations to wrap up the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the US by the end of March, are stirring up Thursday grassroots organizations against that deal.

Indigenous, union and student organizations along with agricultural sectors have warned of protests and rallies if the FTA, harmful for Ecuador, is inked.

For his part, Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities leader Luis Macas gave out that 90 percent of the provinces are readied for the March 9 anti-FTA mobilization, which will also gather social and oil movements.

 source: Prensa Latina