NAFTA has been a crushing blow to manufacturing workers in this part of the US as one plant after another continues to shut down leaving millions unemployed. Can the the result of FTAA be any better? Does Bush really think the Venezuelans are going to give up their oil without a fight?
The opposition to Bush and his proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), as well as neoconservative economic policies and capitalism in general, took on a creative twist this time, with a massive march that ended in a rally at a sports stadium involving a heterogeneous group of Latin American leaders: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Bolivian socialist leader Evo Morales, Argentine leaders of the unemployed, Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, singers from all over the continent, and, of course, Diego Maradona, legendary soccer hero.
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Jordana Timerman, The Nation