Panama Joins Colombia, Costa Rica And Jamaica In The Regional Fight With Nicaragua Over Regional Waters

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By: Patricia Rey Mallen

Nicaragua cannot catch a break. After bringing a conflict with Colombia to the United Nations and having a tiff with Costa Rica over a border town, Panama announced on Thursday it had a bone to pick with its northern neighbor: President Ricardo Martinelli said Panama would be joining Colombia in its dispute with Nicaragua over territorial waters.

Martinelli accused his Nicaraguan counterpart, Daniel Ortega, of attempting to appropriate an area of the Caribbean Sea that rightly belongs to Panama. On a government website, he said Ortega had “expansionist delusions” and that he was appropriating maritime sections that belonged to his country and others, such as Colombia, Costa Rica and Jamaica.

“We are going to fight this as a block and individually,” Martinelli said. He explained that the four countries have alerted U.S. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about Managua’s “hostile attitude.”

Ortega denied the accusation and said that Nicaragua has never taken anything that did not strictly belong to the country. “The [international] law should be the way to solve it,” he said on a government website. “Else we’re going back to being cavemen.”

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The recent conflict with Panama is a direct result of a dispute between Nicaragua and Colombia over regional seas delimitation, which got settled by the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, late last year.

The resolution was favorable to Managua, but Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos responded that the decision was against the Colombian Constitution and it should be re-evaluated. In return, Ortega replied that any negotiation with Colombia would focus on how to best implement the verdict of The Hague. Costa Rica, Jamaica and Panama then rose to the defense of Colombia.

Source: International Business Times

Colombia, un país para emprendedores

168587_185912_1En el más reciente ranking de los mejores países para emprendedores en América Latina, elaborado por Latin Business Chronicle, Colombia se posicionó como el cuarto país de la región, después de Chile, Panamá y México.

Colombia se constituye en uno de los países de la región donde es más fácil desarrollar negocios. Así lo establece el ranking de los mejores países para emprendedores que realiza Latin Business Chronicle.

Este ranking se establece con base en el Latin Entrepreneur Index, que analiza cinco indicadores clave que impactan a los emprendedores.

1. El indicador de facilidad de acceso a un préstamo bancario, donde Colombia obtuvo una calificación de 3,09 y ocupó el puesto 7 entre los 18 países de América Latina analizados.

FACTBOX-Colombia’s winners, losers in U.S. free trade deal

Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:53am GMT
 Oct 12 (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress on Wednesday approved a long-delayed trade pact Colombia, along with deals with South Korea and Panama.

Here is an assessment of some possible winners and losers emerging from the U.S.-Colombia accord.

WINNERS

* Macroeconomy

The deal could add 0.5 to 1.0 percentage points to Colombian GDP growth and is expected to help Colombia triple exports to the United States over the next five or six years, from $17 billion a year currently to some $50 billion, Commerce Minister Sergio Diaz-Granados said. Non-mineral exports will generate an additional 300,000 jobs over the same period, the minister said.

* Flowers and other plants

Colombia is the world’s second-largest exporter of cut flowers after the Netherlands and the largest supplier to the U.S. market. Seventy-six percent of the $1.24 billion in flowers Colombia shipped globally last year went to the United States. Colombia had preferential tariff access since the early 1990s under the Andean Trade Preferences Act but that legislation expired in February and Colombian flowers were slapped with duties ranging from 3.2 percent to 7 percent. With the free-trade agreement, those duties will be eliminated.

Textiles and clothing

The Andean nation last year boosted clothing and textile exports to the United States by 17.4 percent versus 2009. Since the expiration of the trade preferences act, Colombian products such as children’s clothes, jeans, underwear and sheets are paying duties averaging between 25 percent and 35 percent. Now they will be tariff-free, saving millions of dollars per year.  

Source: Reuters

Continued…

Es el momento para hacer el ultimo esfuerzo por el TLC, hemos recibido informacion que esta semana es crucial. Si quiere ayudar con la Causa lea y actue!

El Gobierno Colombiano ha tomado muchas medidas para la defensa de los derechos de los trabajadores asi como por la defensa de los derechos humanos. El avance va en beneficio de los colombianos y demuestra la buena voluntad para crear un ambiente de paz y democracia en el territrio patrio.
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Es el momento para hacer el ultimo esfuerzo por el TLC
hemos recibido informacion que esta semana es crucial

La informacion y Una consideracion para tener en cuenta

Hemos recibido informacion confiable que el Presidente Obama estara enviando una nota al Congreso para que esta semana sean considerados los TLC con Panama, Corea del Sur y Colombia.

Si el tratado con Colombia no se aprueba los comerciantes e industriales continuaran pagando aranceles plenos en contraste aranceles reducidos que sus colegas de paises que ya han firmado sus tratados con EE UU estan pagando. Este es mercado mas grande de los Colombianos y con esa desventaja es facil deducir que pasara.

Seguro que el TLC tiene algunas desventajas para algunas industrias y sectores comerciales de nuestro pais, pero es cuestion que habra que manejar de la mejor manera en el desarrollo de futuros negocios. El colombiano responsable de hacerlo es capaz. Nada es tan malo que no sea suceptible de mejorar.

En la columna siguiente de este boletin esta la lista de Senadores y Representantes en quienes se tiene que concentrar el envio de emails y llamadas presionandolos para que voten en favor y en la seccin de mas abajo esta que se debe decir o escribir.

POR FAVOR MOSTREMOS QUE ESTAMOS EN SOLIDARIDAD CON LA APROBACION DEL TLC,
LLAME, ESCRIBA Y PROMUEVA QUE OTROS LO HAGAN .

Gracias,
— Dario Monsalve
Presidente CAUSA

SENADORES Y REPRESENTANTES A QUIENES HAY QUE CONTACTAR SOBRE EL TLC

George Miller California’s(D-7th congressional district)
1333 Willow Pass Road, Ste. 203
Concord, CA94520

James McGovern (Massachusetts3rd District)
438 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6101
Fax: (202) 225-5759

Rosa DeLauro (Connecticut3rd District,),
2413 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC20515
Phone: 202-225-3661
Fax: 202-225-4890

Michael Michaud (Maine2nd District),
1724 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC20515
Phone: (202) 225-6306
Fax: (202) 225-2943

Jan Schakowsky (Illinois9th District)
2367 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC20515
Phone: (202) 225-2111
Fax: (202) 226-6890

Congresswoman
Linda Sanchez (California47th District)
2423 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC20515
p: (202) 225-6676
f: (202) 226-1012

Sen Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.
133 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC20510
Phone: (202) 224-4822

Senator
Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia,
531 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC20510
202-224-6472

Senator
Charles Schumer of New York,
322 Hart Senate Office
Building
Washington D.C. 20510
Phone: 202-224-6542
Fax: 202-228-3027

Senator
Robert Menendez of New Jersey,
528 Senate Hart Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
202.224.4744

Senator
Ben Cardin of Maryland
509 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC, 20510
Tel: (202) 224-4524
Fax: (202) 224-1651

Senator
OlympiaSnowe – of Maine
154 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C.20510-1903
Phone: (202) 224-5344
Fax: (202) 224-1946

Johnny Isakson y Saxby Chamblees,  Senadores por Georgia

Hank Johnson (D. Georgia04),
Sanford D. Bishop (D. Georgia 02),
John Lewis (D. Georgia05) ,
Rob Woodall (R. Georgia 07)
Tom Price (R. Georgia 05).

QUE DECIR CUANDO LLAME O CUANDO ENVIE UN EMAIL

Salude con el cargo: Senator, Congressman, Congresswman seguido del apellido del mismo – no importa que le conteste un miembro del staff o una maquina contestadora

Luego identifiquese:y haga una corta introduccion que identifique el proposito de la llamada asi: my name is _________ __________ I’m calling  regarding the FTA with Colombia

Luego diga el proposito de su llamada, el cual puede ser suyo o el siguiente:” your vote in favor of the  FREE TRADE AGREEMENT with Colombia,  it is vital for Colombia and important for the future of United States. Thank you very much for your support”

Obama says announcement on 3 trade deals coming soon, would set stage for passage

By Associated Press, Updated: Monday, October 3, 1:14 PM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said the White House will have an announcement “in the next day or so” on sending three free trade agreements to Congress, a move that would put the deals with South Korea, Colombia and Panama on a path toward final passage after years of delay.

Separately, an official familiar with the discussions said the White House was expected to send the trade deals to lawmakers Monday afternoon.

Obama has made the trade pacts a centerpiece of his economic agenda. He’s repeatedly said the agreements would support tens of thousands of jobs and boost U.S. exports.

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Encuentran campamentos de las FARC en la frontera entre Colombia y Panamá

En la zona han sido halladas, además, varias minas antipersona instaladas por presuntos guerrilleros. Informe de nuestro canal aliado TVN.

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