Environmentalists, farmers, Republicans say Bush's CAFTA deal puts industry up for grabs
By Carissa Wolf
The Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), currently awaiting congressional approval, would lift tariffs on U.S. exports to sugarcane-rich Central American nations and grant foreign producers duty-free access to the U.S. market. The agreement, signed by George W. Bush last year, divided Republicans and garnered opposition from groups not typically united on the political front.
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