ANDEAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
28 Nov 2004 20:01 GMT
Tucson prepares to resist AFTA
|ANDEAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT ||Nov 24, 2004|
AFTA resisters organize in Tucson and South America
Starting next Tuesday, November 30, trade representatives from the Andean countries of Perú, Ecuador and Colombia will meet with U.S. trade officials, led by the purveyor of economic terrorism himself � Robert Zoellick � to begin hashing out the finalities of a new bilateral Andean Free Trade Agreement. AFTA began to take shape last March, strengthening a previous agreement called the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA) initiated by Bush in September of 2002. Colombia�s government has been the core in trying to bring AFTA to life for the Andean countries � mainly due to the recent failure of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) talks.
During next week�s talks in Tucson, actions have been planned both here and in the Andean countries of South America, including a large action in Colombia on Monday, the 29th. Indymedia will be coordinating our coverage of all these events among all the regional sites, as well as a new site set up specifically for AFTA. To keep up on all that is going on, visit these sites: