Comment by Goodwin Ginger.

You know global free trade is in some trouble when FT has to resort to holding out El Salvador as an example of the benefits of Free Trade and the American way of life. Last time I checked doing things the American way in El Salvador meant mass killings, death squads, and human body dumps.


By Adam Thomson and Richard Lapper in San Salvador
Published: June 11 2006 19:10 | Last updated: June 11 2006 19:10
Antonio Saca, El Salvador’s president, has vigorously criticised what he calls “socialist experiments” in Latin America and mounted a spirited defence of free trade as the best way to ensure the region’s development.

Speaking in an interview with the FT, Mr Saca said that Latin America’s swing to the left “worries me because it destroys liberties”.