Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Costa Ricans march against Free Trade Agreement

An estimated 9,000 people demonstrated on the streets of San Jose against the Central America and Dominican Republic-United States Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) on October 23 and 24.

Even though the rallies did not have the impact that the organizers –mainly labor unions of state institutions– had forecast, they are not likely to be the last staged by those who oppose the Free Trade Agreement.

However, a majority of the people –according to opinion surveys– believe that the DR- CAFTA will be approved because there is no other way out in the trade with Costa Rica’s major partner, the U.S.

Image: Protesters march on Second Avenue towards the Legislative Assembly in San Jose, Costa Rica, during the protest to demand the rejection of the DR-CAFTA. The protests took place without violence, although some roads in Guanacaste, San Carlos and Siquirres were partially blocked. (Photo: Carlos Gonzalez/La Nacion)

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