Continental Encounter on the
Free Trade Area of the Americas
Foreign ministers from 34 countries in the Americas gathered in Quito, Ecuador in October of 2002 for the Seventh Ministerial Summit of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). The FTAA, which is planned to go into affect on January 1, 2005, would link all of the Americas in one huge "free trade" zone.
Under the slogan "Another America is Possible," Indigenous, peasant, and other groups organized a "Continental Encounter of Reflection and Exchange" to critique the neoliberal policies which the FTAA enacts in closed meetings.
This photo essay presents one perspective on the week's events.
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