Around midnight on July 27, 2005, the US House of Representatives approved the Central America-Dominican Republic-United States Free Trade Agreement, CAFTA in a 217-215 vote. Based on the failed model of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and because North American free traders failed to launch the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) to all of the Americas, CAFTA was created to expand corporate rights to the poorest countries in Central America, including Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic.
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