Trading Tariffs for Hope in Latin America

We understand the link between free trade, development, and democracy, says El Salvador's Economic Minister, Miguel Lacayo

Trade and economic ministers from five Central American countries kicked off negotiations with Washington over a regional free-trade agreement on Jan. 8. The idea: Reduce tariffs and other trade barriers between the U.S. and Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The model will be a free-trade deal recently completed between the U.S. and Chile.

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