On Wednesday, the CAFTA approved in the first round the newly proposed free trade agreement between the United States and Colombia, which has been in the senate and waiting to be passed since November, 2006. The United States believes that this will not only benefit Colombia, but will also help to create jobs in the U.S. Congress approved the FTA and voted 24 votes in favor and 12 votes against. This will serve as the first vote in a series of four, before then moving to presidential approval. This article demonstrates that Colombia is moving forward into the new millennium and that even the world’s most powerful nations are seeing Colombia as a nation in which can be benefited from.
PRESS OFFICE – Article was translated from Spanish into English
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS