Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Another CAFTA lobbyst visits Tiquicia

Thomas Shannon, U.S. assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, left, speaks with Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, right, at the presidential house in San Jose, Costa Rica, Wednesday, June 28, 2006. Shannon is in Costa Rica to to talk, among other things, about CAFTA with Costa Rican President Oscar Arias and other government officials . (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

Even though American President George W. Bush has said in several occasions that his government would give Costa Rica time to ratify CAFTA at its own pace, his administration's actions indicate otherwise.
Just last January, U.S. Rep. Dan Burton, R-Indiana, met with then President Abel Pacheco to also lobby for the ratification of the treaty.
Of the countries that signed the agreement, Costa Rica is the only one that has yet to ratify it.
Uri R.

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