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1 November 2004

Oxfam denounces USA-Central America free trade agreement for threatening to further impoverish Central American rice farmers

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1 November 2004

press release - "A raw deal for rice under DR-CAFTA - How the Free Trade Agreement threatens the livelihoods of Central American farmers"

Author: Oxfam GB

The Free Trade Agreement between the United States and the Central American countries together with the Dominican Republic (DR-CAFTA) threatens the livelihoods of thousands of rice farmers in Central America. It opens the door to massive subsidized US...

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1 November 2004

[PDF] full report - "A raw deal for rice under DR-CAFTA - How the Free Trade Agreement threatens the livelihoods of Central American farmers"

Author: Oxfam GB

Oxfam fears that the implementation of DR-CAFTA will have a negative impact on poverty reduction in the Central American region. [refers to Agricorp]

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1 November 2004
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Author: Oxfam GB

El Tratado de Libre Comercio entre Estados Unidos, Centroamérica y la República Dominicana (DR-CAFTA) amenaza los medios de vida de miles de pequeños productores centroamericanos, puesto que abre la puerta a exportaciones masivas de arroz subsidiado...

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1 September 2004

[PDF] Statement of Findings - Kenan Institute Working Group: CSR Initiatives & International Trade Agreements

Author: Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina

The group recognizes that the US government has begun to link trade agreements to voluntary CSR initiatives and that this approach should continue. Members identified three new ways in which this could be done...

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1 August 2004

CAFTA from a Nicaraguan Perspective

Author: Katarina Wahlberg, Global Policy Forum

Trade unions and labor organizations...fear that CAFTA will worsen labor conditions, decrease wages and increase the number of people employed in the Export Processing Zones (EPZ)...About 65 TNCs [transnational corporations] have factories in the free...

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29 July 2004

Guatemala farm rape clouds free trade debate

Author: Frank Jack Daniel, Reuters

[Guatemala] The 15-year-old told police she was washing clothes with her younger brother on the Maria Lourdes farm in southern Guatemala on July 6 when they were attacked by masked gunmen, who beat them both and raped her...Amnesty International says...

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15 July 2004

Bush Protection of Big Pharma Under Growing Attack at Bangkok AIDS Conference

Author: Jim Lobe, OneWorld US

The focus of their [AIDS & public-health activists] concern is Washington's continued refusal to permit U.S. aid money to be used to buy life-preserving generic anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs manufactured in developing countries, such as India,...

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1 July 2004

Oxfam says USA-Thailand free trade agreement threatens access to HIV/AIDS treatment

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1 July 2004

[PDF] full briefing paper: Free Trade Agreement Between the USA and Thailand Threatens Access to HIV/AIDS Treatment

Author: Oxfam

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