Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Voting for Free Trade

December 24, 2004

FIRST in line: Norman Quijano, Rolando Alvarenga and Milena deEscalón, legislators from the Nationalist Republican Alliance(ARENA), cast three of the 49 votes that on Dec. 17 made ElSalvador the first country to ratify the Central American Free-Trade Agreement with the United States (CAFTA). FiveSalvadoran legislators abstained from voting and 30 voted againstthe treaty. If the U.S. Congress ratifies the pact, CAFTA will immediatelytake effect between the United States and El Salvador.CAFTA was signed by representatives of the United States,Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica inMay (TT, May 28) and re-signed in August to include theDominican Republic (TT, Aug. 6).

You may be interested

U.S. State Department drops ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory for Guatemala & Nicaragua, but not Costa Rica
Costa Rica
1608 views
Costa Rica
1608 views

U.S. State Department drops ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory for Guatemala & Nicaragua, but not Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - October 1, 2020

The United States this week lifted a warning to its citizens to avoid all travel to Nicaragua and Guatemala, but…

Costa Rica closes embassy in Venezuela as cost-cutting measure
Costa Rica
1626 views
Costa Rica
1626 views

Costa Rica closes embassy in Venezuela as cost-cutting measure

AFP - October 1, 2020

Costa Rica on Wednesday announced the closure of the country's embassy and consulate general in Caracas, effective Thursday, as part…

Ports and highways blocked in rejection of Costa Rica’s IMF proposal
Costa Rica
21731 views
Costa Rica
21731 views

Ports and highways blocked in rejection of Costa Rica’s IMF proposal

The Tico Times - October 1, 2020

Protesters blocked roads and ports in different parts of Costa Rica on Wednesday in a protest against planned negotiations with…