April 21, 2005
US President George W. Bush urged congress to approve a free trade agreemen
US President George W. Bush urged congress to approve a free trade agreement with Central America (known as CAFTA) to help bolster US exports. Central America is the US's 13th-largest export market, bigger than Russia, India and Indonesia combined, and the US is the biggest buyer of Central American products. Goods worth about $33 billion are expected to be traded between the US and Central America this year.