Central Ameican Free Trade Act

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McDonald's Urged US to Delay El Salvador Pact

Execs sought to use free trade deal as leverage to win legal battle

(Newser) - McDonald's urged the US to delay a free trade agreement with El Salvador in order to help resolve a long-running legal battle with a former franchisee in its favor, according to a diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks. The cable notes that execs from the fast-food chain told the US ambassador... More »

Costa Rica May Swing Left

Nation votes today on trade pact with US as anti-American sentiment rises

(Newser) - Costa Rica votes today on a free-trade deal, and the outcome will either give the nation stronger ties to the US or put it in Latin America's growing anti-US camp, the Christian Science Monitor reports. Polls show a race too close to call, though anti-pact voters had a slight edge.... More »

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