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1 December 2003
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Author: Marco Tulio Molina Tejeda (Abogado y Notario, Molina & Asociados), Josefita Pardo de León (Internacionalista, Asesora en Comercio Internacional), en la Revista Centroamérica en la Economía Mundial del Siglo XXI

[PDF] Tales procedimientos de aprobación son llevados a cabo principalmente en los países desarrollados que tienen la infraestructura y los conocimientos técnicos adecuados para combrobar la veracidad de la información presentada.

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1 December 2003
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Author: Carolina Quinteros, Director, Grupo de Monitoreo Independiente de El Salvador, en la Revista Centroaméica en la Economía Mundial del Siglo XXI

[PDF] Garantizar el respeto a los derechos laborales, mejorar las condiciones de trabajo e implementar buenas prácticas podrían ayudar a mantener espacios en el mercado, contribuirían grandamente al desarrollo de nuestros pueblos y a mejorar la calidad...

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1 November 2003
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Author: Sara Martínez Juan, Colaboradora del Grupo de Monitoreo Independiente de El Salvador para el Observatorio de la Maquila y Libre Comercio

[DOC] La experiencia mexicana parece poner de manifiesto que las supuestas ventajas de los tratados de libre comercio benefician a pocos individuos y pocas empresas.

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30 October 2003

Honduran livid over charges US rapper P. Diddy used local sweatshops

Author: AFP

A top industrialist lashed out at a worker who traveled to New York to denounce horrific conditions in a Honduran sweatshop where shirts are made for US hip hop star Sean "P. Diddy" Combs's apparel line..."Those who defame the country are traitors to...

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1 October 2003

Labor Rights Protections in CAFTA - A Human Rights Watch Briefing Paper

Author: Human Rights Watch

Free trade alone...cannot guarantee greater respect for workers’ rights...meaningful protections for workers’ human rights should be built into CAFTA.

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14 August 2003

Historic Contract Signed by Guatemalan Maquila Workers

Author: Jennie Pasquarella, Behind the Label

In a sudden victory for workers’ rights, the women and men of the SITRACHOI and SITRACIMA unions signed into existence the only collective bargaining agreement in Guatemala’s maquila (apparel-for-export) sector in mid-July after years of anti-union...

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3 August 2003

International trade deals can be tools to promote labor rights

Author: Carol Pier, Human Rights Watch, in Washington Post

[regarding CAFTA, U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement] The United States ought to grant tariff reductions only if it determines, in annual reviews, that the Central American countries' labor laws have been amended to comply with international...

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10 April 2003

TRADE: Central American Deal a Dud, Activists Say

Author: Emad Mekay, Inter Press Service

Activists from labor, development, human rights, and farm groups are calling on the United States and five Central American countries not to rush a trade agreement [Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)] that they say is undemocratic and would...

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4 April 2003

Linking International Trade and Human Rights

Author: Lawyers Committee for Human Rights

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19 November 2002

Before Central American Free Trade Agreement Can Move Forward Country by Country Assessment of Workers Rights Needed

Author: Lawyers Committee for Human Rights

LCHR "Particularly Concerned" About Serious Abuses in Guatemala - The Lawyers Committee for Human Rights urged U.S. officials to ensure that basic workers rights protection were included in a soon-to-be-negotiated Central American Free Trade Agreement ...

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