Miami Empire – El Salvador

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I spent Wednesday and Thursday in El Salvador. Only 2 and a half hours from Miami – and you are on the shores of the tropical Pacific. There’s great surfing and fishing – and a rapidly improving economy thanks to CAFTA. Crime – from very powerful gangs like MS-13 – overwhelms much of the countryside – requiring a pervasive military presence.

1 Comment so far

  1. anon (unregistered) on November 27th, 2006 @ 4:15 am

    CAFTA is not a panacea.

    “One of the less discussed aspects of CAFTA implementation is the negative impact it will have on debt in Central America …. the increasing elimination of taxes on goods and services will drastically reduce tax revenues …. the execution of CAFTA will bring more vulnerability, debt and public deficit, as well as cut social expenditures …. CAFTA-DR is a tool allowing the US to deregulate the Central American economy and ensure the basis of capital accumulation for transnationals”

    More at http://quest.quixote.org/node/288



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