Photo credit: Pilar Oliares/Reuters
source: NYT, where it appeared on the front page above the fold.
"Every one of us has brought a shovel, because Mar del Plata is going to be the tomb of F.T.A.A.," Mr. Chávez said. "F.T.A.A. is dead, and we, the people of the Americas, are the ones who buried it."
"We listened to Washington's recipes for our economies for years and what did it bring us? More poverty and more unemployment. Free trade won't be any different," said Daniel Rodriguez, a 34-year-old protester.
AP photo/Robert Candia via the pro-war WaPo
Bush has said the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas, or FTAA, would generate wealth, create jobs and help lift tens of millions of Latin Americans out of poverty.
Bush did not mention the pact on the summit's opening day Friday, leaving the heavy lifting on negotiations to Mexico's Fox.
""My obligation is to set an agenda, and I've done that. And the agenda's fighting and winning the war on terror and keeping the economic vitality and growth alive, dealing with the energy problem, nominating people to the Supreme Court that adhere to the philosophy that I campaigned on.""