Saturday June 30, 2012 21:46 Red Morazanica de Información
Tegucigalpa. June 29, 2012. Organizations, social, and rural movements of Honduras and Central America, gathered this morning near to circuit hotel San Martin, in the capital city, where this day the presidents of Central America and the Dominican Republic met as part of the 39th Summit of the Central American Integration System (SICA).Convened organizations expressed their opposition to the imminent signing of the Agreement of Association between the European Union and member countries of SICA, as they consider harmful to the interests of the Central American nations.
By statement released at a press conference delivered by a delegation, protesters complained that the signing of free trade agreements is deteriorating socio-economic indices and deepened social exclusion in the region.
Also, the statement highlights the fact that thanks to free trade food production has been dismantled, by focusing on the production of biofuels and forcing the region to import basic grains to withstand its people.
Similarly, the complaint reported that despite the poor results and the recent corruption scandals, the treaty provides for greater financial support to the security forces, which so far have served to repress the people who oppose neoliberal policies.
Thus, the organizations expressed their opposition to the signing of this new free trade agreement and urged the governments to follow the path of many Latin American countries that have abandoned the path of free trade imposed by big business and have strengthened regional sovereignty and independence.