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Team Bush Wins in Costa Rica

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Did not have room for it in this week's "Inside Track" which we pumped out today. Lot of balls in the air. 

Last week in "Track,"  I wrote about Sen. Bernie Sanders' visit to Costa Rica and his opposition to Costa Rica voting in favor of the Central American Free Trade Agreement [CAFTA}.

No other press interest in Vermont.

The pro-CAFTA side even aired a TV commercial attacking Ol' Bernardo and The Wall Street Journal went after him in two lovely articles.

The vote was Sunday and Bernie's side lost, though they made a strong showing with 48 percent of the popular vote. Tuesday. I requested a statement from the Vermonter on the losing side. This is what I received from Ol' Bernardo:

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The Costa Rican anti-CAFTA movement – made up of unions, environmentalists, students and religious organizations – was heavily outspent, took on the entire economic and political Establishment, a hostile media and the president of the United States.  Nonetheless, they managed to receive 48 percent of the vote, a very strong showing.  The Costa Rican anti-CAFTA coalition is part of a growing, worldwide movement, including in the United States, which understands that unfettered free trade policies are designed to represent the interests of multi-national corporations and the wealthy and not ordinary working people.

Can't win 'em all, eh?

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