FTAA Summit: Bush Departs Without a Deal.

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FTAA Summit: Bush Departs Without a Deal.

Post by Michel Nau_ » Sun Nov 06, 2005 10:46 am

Bush Departs Without a Deal.
No Consensus on Reviving Regional Trade Agreement
By Michael A. Fletcher
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, November 6, 2005; A14
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina, Nov. 5 -- President Bush left a meeting of democratic leaders from the Western Hemisphere on Saturday hours before negotiators ended the summit without reaching an agreement on whether to revive talks on creating a regional free trade zone.

A senior administration official said two opposing views emerged at the summit: one favoring the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas while acknowledging that many challenges need to be addressed before a deal can be sealed, and another saying that the conditions do not yet exist to make an agreement viable.

The official said that some of the problems, including disputes over U.S. farm subsidies and fears among Latin leaders
that the economies of smaller nations would be overwhelmed by the United States, could be addressed in upcoming World Trade Organization negotiations.

The United States and 28 of the other 33 countries that participated in the talks had earlier signaled a willingness to continue the negotiations.

The pact, which Bush has maintained would help reduce poverty and boost economic growth, has drawn vehement opposition from some Latin leaders who say it would exacerbate large economic disparities across the region.

Five countries -- Venezuela, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina -- declined to take part in the negotiations. President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela called the free trade agenda an "imperialist" plan being foisted on the region by the United States.
Before the summit ended, another Bush administration official had said that "the United States government feels very good about the discussions."
The official said Bush left the meeting after he and Se
cretary of State Condoleezza Rice had made their case for the pact. "We'd like to see the continuation of the free trade talks," the official added.

By the time Bush left this city Saturday afternoon for a meeting in Brasilia Sunday with President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil, the future of the negotiations was still uncertain.
By the time Bush departed Argentina, several other leaders had also left the meeting, leaving behind lower-ranking officials to attempt to hammer out a joint declaration hours after the summit's scheduled close.

As Bush flew to Brazil aboard Air Force One, a senior U.S. official tried to play down in a briefing with reporters the significance of whatever declaration emerges from the talks. "The success of the summit is not measured by the declaration," he said. "I think everyone would say the success of the summit is measured by the interchange among the leaders and whether they got greater clarity on the way forward."

The United States has encountered
growing resistance in pushing its free trade agenda in recent years, as many countries in the region have voiced objections to what they say is unilateral U.S. foreign policy.

Michel Nau_

Post by Michel Nau_ » Sun Nov 06, 2005 11:49 am

The Post reported: [quote]Five countries -- Venezuela, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina -- declined to take part in the negotiations. President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela called the free trade agenda an "imperialist" plan being foisted on the region by the United States.[/quote]
This is what President Boniface was thinking during this summit?
Pep Haitien pran nan mera! Ki rout pou nou fe me zanmi?
Kole ko nou avek socialist yo (Venezuela, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, and Argentina), ou byen kole ko nou avek imperialist yo (USA, France, Canada) ???

Rele satan satan lap manje w. Pa rele'l satan lap manje w.
We are being trapped between a hammer and a hard rock!
Es ke nou kap kontinuye politik “sot ki bay, imbecile ki pa pran”?

Chwa pep Aisiyen depan de anpil refleksyon!
Socialist sa yo kap fe frekan kouniye la paske ekonomi yo pa pi mal pase sa.
Avek mesiye imperialist yo “we can run, but
we can not hide” yap toupizi nou kan memm!

Prezidan Boniface mon fre, min ti konsey ke mwen kap bay w!
Se Diaspora kap souteni Ayiti, e anpil la dan yo se nan peyi imperialist yo ke yap viv e voye ti kichoy pou fanmi yo ki an Ayiti. Mesiye Diaspora sa yo ap pran anpil fos nan politik peyi d'Ayiti. Fe atansiyon paske Mesiye sa yo tre puisan.

Si w voye ko w bo mesiye socialist yo nou pap si vreman si peyi panyol sa yo vle ede nou vreman. Nou pran kout ba nan min yo deja, ecepte Cuba e Venezuela.
Fok w konnin ke w gen yon devwa anve pep w.
Sak vid pa kanpe!!
w kap farouche mesiye Diaspora sa yo si yo we ke w gen yon ti panchan pou ideoloji socialist la. Sa kap fe yo kanpe louwen de peyi yo, Ayiti. Yo tout kounyen la pral gonfle nan Florida mem jan ak Kibin yo ki pa vle we Castro, e yo kap bay nin pot govenman anpil pwoblem si li pa konfome li kom swa dwa etre.

Mon che Michel mwen paka rete tan Fevriye 2006 rive pou mwen al fe rout mwen!!
Djob s
a tro di pou mwen boss papa!!

Mwen panse ke w tap bay mwen yon pi bon repons ke sa prezidan Boniface.
W prale min pwoblem yo ap la rete tan pwochen presidan an.

W pakap kanpe e bloke sikilasiyon an!! Limiye trafik pral chanje koule vet !
Fok w pran yon desisiyon !
Vire a dwat, ou biyen vire a gwch ??

You decide !!
Non !! Pa mwen boss papa!!
Pwochen prezidan an a pran desisiyon sa.

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