Guatemala fights with riots and strikes against the Free Trade Agreement
18 Mar 2005 01:21 GMT
For about one week the economy of Guatemla has practically been shut down by strikes. And there is no end in sight. Primarily the protests are against the ratification of the central american free trade agreement CAFTA with the USA. But many people in Guatemala want to also bring down the neo -conservative government.
mainstream media: BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4355999.stm