Honduras Free Trade Agreement Alert

Canada signed a free trade agreement with Honduras on 5 November. The agreement has had little coverage by Canadian media, despite the violence that is pervasive in Honduras. Our partner organization in the country reports that violence is a serious impediment to rural development. Note also that elections are scheduled in Honduras on 24 November. We urge Canadians to learn about the situation in Honduras and the implications of a free trade agreement with Canada. For more information please check out the following links.

Announcement from Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada:
http://www.international.gc.ca/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/agr-acc/honduras/info.aspx?lang=eng

Editorial by the Americas Policy Group of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation:
http://www.ccic.ca/_files/en/working_groups/2013_May_APG_OpEd_Honduras.pdf

Articles on the free trade agreement and the Honduras election by the American-Canadian organization Rights Action:
http://rightsaction.org/.