CAFTA and the New York Times.

The New York Times expressed its support for CAFTA in an Editorial today. Not much analysis. There is no attempt, for example, to consider what the NAFTA impact on the population of Mexico might teach us about free trade agreements. The Times editorial seems to think it is significant that penalties imposed on El Salvador for not enforcing labor laws would go back to El Salvador to fix the offense. Maybe. But my earlier posts about the Gilberto Soto murder are a reminder of how far El Salvador may need to go in the area of protection of the rights of workers.