Miami Empire – Honduras

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This week I’ve been in Honduras and El Salvador – regions I like to think of as part of the “Miami Empire”. By Empire I mean a zone of economic and cultural influence , places where a large part of the population has moved to Miami. This would generally be a ring around the Caribbean, northern South America and down to Peru and even to a lesser extent – the Southern Cone. People here look to Miami for leadership – not Washington or New York. I’m here on an Enterprise Florida Trade Mission. Honduras is quite poor , but with CAFTA things should improve.

3 Comments so far

  1. anon (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 3:05 pm

    Don’t believe the hype. In the US, CAFTA squeaked through the House in a historically close vote of 217 to 215.

    “Todd Tucker, research director at Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch (www.citizen.org/trade), cited polls showing plummeting public support for the trade agreement throughout the region: 76 percent of Salvadorans believed that CAFTA would not help their country; 65 percent of Guatemalans said it would worsen conditions; 61 percent of people in the Dominican Republic opposed the deal; and 77 percent in Honduras regarded their pro-CAFTA government as corrupt.”

    Article at http://www.thenation.com/doc/20060313/engler


  2. enh (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 10:38 pm

    if CAFTA is so great how come NAFTA is a complete failure? these agreements could be a good thing if the were structure more like the entrance requirements to the european union.


  3. carlos (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 11:55 am

    I guess you mean well, but I’m still sorry you went to my Beloved homeland Honduras and all you could do is post a raggity photograph and talk about CAFTA as a good thing!…Honduras is indeed poor, but you are not helping. For those interested, visit http://www.roatanet.com
    and enjoy!



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