Complaint Filed Against Honduras for Violating CAFTA

WASHINGTON – The AFL-CIO and two leading Honduran union federations formally complained to the U.S. Labor Department that Honduras is violating the Central American Free Trade Agreement by not enforcing its own labor laws. The groups asked the DOL to investigate, negotiate changes, and punish Honduras if necessary. In the case, filed Mar. 29, the […]

Documentary: CAFTA No Good for Female Workers

Ever since it was passed five years ago, the Central America Free Trade Agreement-Dominican Republic (CAFTA-DR) has led to an increase in unemployment, violations of worker rights and discrimination against women in Honduras, according to an about-to-be-released documentary. In late July, members of the advocacy group STITCH hosted an all-women’s labor solidarity delegation to Honduras […]

CAFTA Five Years Later

Excerpt… More recently, the global economic downturn has taken a major toll on the region’s economic growth, foreign direct investment and trade volumes. In 2009, all five Central American members of CAFTA – Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua – suffered declining GDP. The biggest loser was Honduras (minus 4.4%), hit hard not […]