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Debate over Central America Trade Agreement

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Debate over Central America Trade Agreement

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Debate over Central America Trade Agreement

Debate over Central America Trade Agreement

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A free trade agreement between the United States and governments in Central America is at the center of a growing opposition movement in the region. Business and political leaders say CAFTA is an important economic opportunity for an impoverished region. Protesters say the accord would hurt the poor and working classes, and call it a form of colonialism.