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Go Beyond Free Trade

"Opening up to biofuels and supporting the development of renewable technologies are some other things the U.S. could do to support support this region."

Mr. President-elect, on behalf of the many Nicaraguan citizens who believe in democracy, we hope your entrance to the White House will open a new era of fruitful relationships between the United States and Latin America. After many years of abandonment and disregard toward Latin America, I am sure this will be welcomed in the region. It will be particularly welcomed in Nicaragua, a country torn by dictatorship and war for most of the twentieth century.

Latin American governments and citizens must focus on solidifying their democracies and fostering rapid economic progress with social justice. With the support of the United States we can undertake these challenges effectively.

To do this, the U.S. should learn from…

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Tags: U.S. President-elect, NAFTA, Free Trade, Cristiana Chamorro, Nicaragua, Biofuels, Renewable Technology, Fundación Violeta Barrios de Chamorro



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