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Friday, March 28, 2014
Costa Rica Begins Process to Join Alianza del Pacífico Amid Skepticism, Opposition
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Article from NotiCen, March 27
Costa Rica’s outgoing government is keen on becoming a member of the exclusive club of Latin American economies in the Alianza del Pacífico (AP), much to the skepticism and, in some cases, outright opposition voiced by some quarters. On Feb. 10, in Colombia’s northern Caribbean city of Cartagena de Indias, Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla--whose four-year term ends May 8--signed a declaration for Costa Rica to adhere to the AP’s Framework Agreement, thus beginning the process to become a full member of the regional economic and trade integration bloc.