Trade:

Environmental groups ramp up opposition to Central American Free Trade Agreement

This summer, the House and Senate want to finish the Central American Free Trade Agreement, a top priority for President Bush. But the trade pact has a tough road ahead, with significant opposition from Democrats, labor unions, and environmental groups. Could CAFTA undermine U.S. environmental laws? Will it raise the standards of living in developing nations? What lessons have been learned from more than a decade of experience under the North American Free Trade Agreement? David Waskow, international program director at Friends of the Earth, describes the outlook for free trade legislation this year.