We, the democratically elected Heads of State and Government of the Americas


Declaration of Quebec City April 22, 2001 We, the democratically elected Heads of State and Government of the Americas, have met in Quebec City at our Third Summit, to renew our commitment to hemispheric integration and national and collective responsibility for improving the economic well-being and security of our people. We have adopted a Plan of Action to strengthen representative democracy, promote good governance and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms. We seek to create greater prosperity and expand economic opportunities while fostering social justice and

the realization of human potential. We reiterate our firm commitment and adherence to the principles and purposes of the Charters of the United Nations and of the Organization of American States (OAS). Our rich and varied traditions provide unparalleled opportunities for growth and to share experiences and knowledge and to build a hemispheric family on the basis of a more just and democratic international order. We must meet the challenges inherent in the differences in size and levels of social, economic and institutional development in our countries and our region. We have made progress in implementing the collective undertakings made at Miami in 1994 and continued at Santiago in 1998. We recognize the necessity to continue addressing weaknesses in our development processes and increasing human security. We are aware that there is still much to be achieved if the Summit of the Americas process is to be relevant to the daily lives of our people and contribute to their well-being. We acknowledge that the values and practices of democracy are fundamental to the advancement of all our objectives. The maintenance and strengthening of the rule of law and strict respect for the democratic system are, at the same time, a goal and a shared commitment and are an essential condition of our presence at this and future Summits. Consequently, any unconstitutional alteration or interruption of the democratic order in a state of the Hemisphere constitutes an insurmountable obstacle to the participation of that state's government in the Summit of the Americas process. Having due regard for existing hemispheric, regional and sub-regional mechanisms, we agree to conduct consultations in the event of a disruption of the democratic system of a country that participates in the Summit process. Threats to democracy today take many forms. To enhance our ability to respond to these threats, we instruct our Foreign Ministers to prepare, in the framework of the next General Assembly of the OAS, an Inter-American Democratic Charter to reinforce OAS instruments for the active defense of representative democracy. Our commitment to full respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms is based on shared principles and convictions. We support strengthening and enhancing the effectiveness of the inter American human rights system, which includes the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the InterAmerican Court of Human Rights. We mandate the XXXI General Assembly of the OAS to consider an adequate increase in resources for the activities of the Commission and the Court in order to improve human rights mechanisms and to promote the observance of the recommendations of the Commission and compliance with the judgments of the Court.

We reaffirm our commitment to maintain peace and security through the effective use of hemispheric means for the peaceful resolution of disputes and the adoption of confidence- and security-building measures. In this regard, we support and commend the efforts of the OAS. We reiterate our full adherence to the principle that commits states to refrain from the threat or use of force, in accordance with international law. In conformity with the principles of international humanitarian law, we strongly condemn attacks on civilian populations. We will take all feasible measures to ensure that the children of our countries do not participate in armed conflict and we condemn the use of children by irregular forces. We reaffirm that the constitutional subordination of armed forces and security forces to the legally constituted civilian authorities of our countries, as well as respect for the rule of law on the part of all national institutions and sectors of society, are fundamental to democracy. We will strive to limit military expenditures while maintaining capabilities commensurate with our legitimate security needs and will promote greater transparency in the acquisition of arms. We reiterate our commitment to combat new, multi-dimensional threats to the security of our societies. Foremost amongst these threats are the global drug problem and related crimes, the illicit traffic in and criminal use of firearms, the growing danger posed by organized crime and the general problem of violence in our societies. Acknowledging that corruption undermines core democratic values, challenges political stability and economic growth and thus threatens vital interests in our Hemisphere, we pledge to reinvigorate our fight against corruption. We also recognize the need to improve the conditions for human security in the Hemisphere. We renew our commitment to the full implementation of the Anti-Drug Strategy in the Hemisphere, based on the principles of shared responsibility, a comprehensive and balanced approach, and multilateral cooperation. We welcome the development of the Multilateral Evaluation Mechanism and reiterate our commitment to make this mechanism, unique in the world, one of the central pillars in effective hemispheric cooperation in the struggle against all the factors that constitute the global drug problem. We express our support for effective alternative development programs aimed at the eradication of illicit cultivation and will strive to facilitate market access for products resulting from these programs. We acknowledge that another major threat to the security of our people is HIV/AIDS. We are united in our resolve to adopt multi-sectoral strategies and to develop our cooperation to combat this disease and its consequences. We reaffirm the importance of an independent judiciary and our determination to ensure equal access to justice and to guarantee its timely and impartial administration. We commit ourselves to increase transparency throughout government.

Free and open economies, market access, sustained flows of investment, capital formation, financial stability, appropriate public policies, access to technology and human resources development and training are key to reducing poverty and inequalities, raising living standards and promoting sustainable development. We will work with all sectors of civil society and international organizations to ensure that economic activities contribute to the sustainable development of our societies. We welcome the significant progress achieved to date toward the establishment of a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), including the development of a preliminary draft FTAA Agreement. As agreed at the Miami Summit, free trade, without subsidies or unfair practices, along with an increasing stream of productive investments and greater economic integration, will promote regional prosperity, thus enabling the raising of the standard of living, the improvement of working conditions of people in the Americas and better protection of the environment. The decision to make public the preliminary draft of the FTAA Agreement is a clear demonstration of our collective commitment to transparency and to increasing and sustained communication with civil society. We direct our Ministers to ensure that negotiations of the FTAA Agreement are concluded no later than January 2005 and to seek its entry into force as soon as possible thereafter, but in any case, no later than December 2005.(1) This will be a key element for generating the economic growth and prosperity in the Hemisphere that will contribute to the achievement of the broad Summit objectives. The Agreement should be balanced, comprehensive and consistent with World Trade Organization (WTO) rules and disciplines and should constitute a single undertaking. We attach great importance to the design of an Agreement that takes into account the differences in the size and levels of development of participating economies. We acknowledge the challenge of environmental management in the Hemisphere. We commit our governments to strengthen environmental protection and sustainable use of natural resources with a view to ensuring a balance among economic development, social development and the protection of the environment, as these are interdependent and mutually reinforcing. Our goal is to achieve sustainable development throughout the Hemisphere. We will promote compliance with internationally recognized core labor standards as embodied in the International Labor Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and its Follow-up adopted in 1998. We will consider the ratification of or accession to the fundamental agreements of the ILO, as appropriate. In order to advance our commitment to create greater employment opportunities, improve the skills of workers and improve working conditions throughout the Hemisphere, we recognize the need to address, in the relevant hemispheric and international fora, issues of globalization related to

employment and labor. We instruct the Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labor to continue their consideration of issues related to globalization which affect employment and labor. Recognizing the importance of energy as one of the fundamental bases for economic development, the region's prosperity and improved quality of life, we commit to pursuing renewable energy initiatives, promoting energy integration and enhancing regulatory frameworks and their application, while promoting the principles of sustainable development. Democracy and economic and social development are interdependent and mutually reinforcing as fundamental conditions to combat poverty and inequality. We will spare no effort to free our fellow citizens from the dehumanizing conditions of extreme poverty. We commit to further efforts to reach international development goals, especially the reduction by 50 percent by the year 2015 of the proportion of people living in extreme poverty. We commit ourselves to promote programs for the improvement of agriculture and rural life and agro business as an essential contribution to poverty reduction and integral development. We commit to strengthening hemispheric cooperation and national capacities to develop a more integrated approach to the management of natural disasters. We will continue to implement policies that enhance our ability to prevent, mitigate and respond to the consequences of natural disasters. We agree to study measures to facilitate timely access to financial resources to address emergency needs. We recognize the cultural and economic contributions made by migrants to receiving societies as well as to their communities of origin. We are committed to ensuring dignified, humane treatment with appropriate legal protections, defense of human rights, and safe and healthy labor conditions for migrants. We will strengthen mechanisms for hemispheric cooperation to address the legitimate needs of migrants and take effective measures against trafficking in human beings. Progress towards more democratic societies, growing economies and social equity relies on an educated citizenry and a skilled labor force. We have agreed to a series of policies to improve access to quality education through teacher training, education in civic values and the use of information technologies both in our classrooms and in measuring progress toward achieving these goals. Improved education policies and increased investment in our education systems will help reduce income disparities and close the digital divide in our Hemisphere. Our collective hemispheric efforts will be more effective through innovative uses of information and communications technologies to connect our governments

and our people and to share knowledge and ideas. Our statement, Connecting the Americas, underscores this conviction. We emphasize that good health and equal access to medical attention, health services and affordable medicine are critical to human development and the achievement of our political, economic and social objectives. We reaffirm our commitment to protect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all, including those who are vulnerable, marginalized, disabled or require special protection. We are committed to the eradication of all forms of discrimination, including racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and other related intolerance in our societies, as well as to the promotion of gender equality, and to achieving the full participation of all persons in the political, economic, social and cultural life of our countries. We will work to ensure that the input from the Indigenous Conclave of the Americas, held in Guatemala, and the Indigenous Peoples Summit of the Americas, held in Ottawa, is reflected in the implementation of the Summit of the Americas Declaration and Plan of Action. We support efforts towards early and successful conclusion of negotiations on the Proposed American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which will promote and protect their human rights and fundamental freedoms. We consider the cultural diversity that characterizes our region to be a source of great richness for our societies. Respect for and value of our diversity must be a cohesive factor that strengthens the social fabric and the development of our nations. The principal responsibility for the coordination and implementation of the attached Plan of Action resides with our governments. Ministerial meetings are producing significant results in support of Summit mandates. We will continue to develop this cooperation. We value the active support of the Organization of American States and its specialized organs, particularly the Pan American Health Organization, the InterAmerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture and the Inter-American Children's Institute, as well as the Inter-American Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and the World Bank. We call upon these institutions and other regional and international organizations to establish greater coordination for support to the implementation and follow-up to the Plan of Action of this Summit. The OAS has a central role in the implementation of the decisions of the Summits of the Americas. We instruct our Foreign Ministers, at the next General Assembly, to advance and deepen the process of reform in the OAS, supported by appropriate resources, to improve its functioning and to enable the

Organization to better implement our Summit mandates. We welcome and value the contributions of civil society, including business and labor organizations, to our Plan of Action. We affirm that openness and transparency are vital to building public awareness and legitimacy for our undertakings. We call upon all citizens of the Americas to contribute to the Summit process. We, the Heads of State and Government of the Americas have accepted the offer of the Government of the Republic of Argentina to host the Fourth Summit of the Americas. The Summits of the Americas exist to serve people. We must develop effective, practical and compassionate solutions for the problems that confront our societies. We do not fear globalization, nor are we blinded by its allure. We are united in our determination to leave to future generations a Hemisphere that is democratic and prosperous, more just and generous, a Hemisphere where no one is left behind. We are committed to making this the century of the Americas. (1)Venezuela reserves its position Source: U.S. Department of State Distributed by the Office of International Information Programs (This Link does not work…go figure)

Bush Seeking More Authority On Trade Deals
Wednesday, May 9, 2001 Mike Allen Washington Post President Bush plans to formally ask Congress this week for additional trade negotiating authority, and said yesterday that efforts to add labor and environmental stipulations to trade deals amount to a "new kind of protectionism." Bush said he will ask for reinstatement of "fast track authority," which protects trade deals negotiated by the president from amendments when they reach Congress, as part of a trade agenda he is sending to Capitol Hill. At the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City last month, Bush told regional leaders he was confident he would secure fast-track authority this year to negotiate a hemispheric trade treaty. Bush, speaking to the Council of the Americas, a business organization, said open trade "is not just an economic opportunity, it is a moral imperative" that creates jobs, promotes political freedom and provides "new hope for the world's poor."

"By failing to make the case for trade, we've allowed a new kind of protectionism to appear in this country," Bush said at the State Department. "It talks of workers, while it opposes a major source of new jobs. It talks of the environment, while opposing the wealth-creating policies that will pay for clean air and water in developing nations." Bush called for more aggressive pursuit of global commerce, including with China. Sen. Max Baucus (Mont.), ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, sent Bush a letter signed by 61 senators, including 20 Republicans, declaring they would oppose any trade agreements that weaken U.S. protection against unfair imports or import surges, practices known as dumping. (more) (This link is also broken…)

Bush Pledges Wide-Open ‘Free’ Trade for Hemisphere at Quebec City Summit
China’s arrogance on downing U.S. Plane may set stage for MFN Trade Status Loss
By William J. Gill, President American Coalition for Competitive Trade, Inc. President George W. Bush carried Bill Clinton’s model for merging the U. S. economy with all Latin America to the hemispheric conference of 34 heads-of- state and made an impassioned plea for them to help him ram the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) through our Congress. Actually, Bush must get Fast Track authority to negotiate the monster treaty first. And it became clear at the Quebec summit he will elevate that to his No. 1 priority once the tax-cut bill clears the Senate. Senator Charles E. Grassley (R-IA), chairman of the Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over trade legislation, said his panel could approve Fast Track next month or in early July. Now known by the euphemism “trade-promotion authority” (TPA), it would give bush dictatorial power over the FTAA negotiating process. When the treaty is finally hammered out with the 33 other countries Congress can only vote it up or down with limited debate and no amendments. But the most critical vote will be on Fast Track debate and it is now almost certain to come up in the House and Senate by the fall. Our ACCT coalition of 22 organizations with an aggregate membership of over 500,000 citizens, plus other patriotic, agricultural, labor and environmental groups, educated enough people on the dangers of Fast Track to defeat it in the House 243-to-180 in 1998, thus slowing the globalist march into world government. This time, with both the AFL-CIO’s John Sweeney and House Democrat leader Richard Gephardt wavering on the issue, ACCT must mount an even more extensive educational campaign if Fast Track is to be defeated ...again.

Further evidence of the Democrat Congressional leadership’s willingness to sell out American workers, farmers and our national sovereignty came in the wake of Quebec summit. Senate minority leader Tom Daschle (D-SD), was quoted as saying, “Fast Track trade authority is a real possibility so long as it recognizes other elements (i.e., labor and environmental concerns) we have to take into account. I have always expressed a willingness to provide the president — any president — with Fast Track and I’m hopeful we can do it again.” The last time Congress granted it was to the first President George Bush in 1991 and that is what gave us the disastrous NAFTA treaty in 1993 and the GATT treaty that produced the World Trade Organization (WTO) one year later. ACCT was the very first to sound the alarm and if it had been heeded with sufficient funds for expanded education on NAFTA and GATT/WTO they would have been defeated. A change of 18 House votes would have killed NAFTA! All contributors to ACCT this month will receive our April 1991 newsletter, “Mexican Roulette,” which revealed the primary motive behind NAFTA — “to enable those (Latin American countries) to pay off, or at a minimum, service the hundreds of millions of debt dollars they owe U.S. banks.” This was admitted at a Senate hearing presided over by Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC) on the 1991 Fast Track that I Attended. The revealing confession was made by David Mulford, then Under Secretary of the Treasury, and prime mover for NAFTA and GATT/WTO in the Bush I administration. Lest we forget: George Bush I signed NAFTA and passed it on to Bill Clinton to ram through Congress. Our Mexican Roulette newsletter is worth a careful read to find what is really behind globalism’s suicidal drive into world government. George II Bush is, tragically, just as fanatically devoted to “free” trade as his father. Do either of them realize the price we must ultimately pay for this is America’s sovereignty? I doubt it. In spite of all the evidence of what NAFTA and the WTO and our trade policy generally have done to hollow out the U.S. economy and our defense industrial base, the Bushes remain committed to what Bill Buckley once confessed to me in a letter is his Free Trade “theology.” It is, quite obviously, the Bush theology too. Ironically, this blind faith of otherwise sensible conservatives in free trade was once shared and promoted by Karl Marx who know it would destroy the sovereignty of all nations and hand their governments over to the One World Communist state Marx envisioned. The present President Bush, after signing the Free Trade Area of the Americas declaration in Quebec City April 22, had this to say about his quest for America’s merger with Latin America: “We have a choice to make. We can combine in a common market so we can compete in the long term with the Far East and Europe. Or we can go on our own. Going on our own is not the right way. Combining in a market on our own hemisphere government and its armed forces dependent upon Japan, Germany and a host of others for key components in our high-tech military planes, ships and submarines? Or upon communist China for the black berets U.S. Army soldiers will all soon be wearing? Moreover, at the Quebec Summit,. George Bush and the 33 other heads-of-state proudly signed a “democracy clause” of their declaration. It stated: “The values and practices of democracy are fundamental to the advancement of all our objectives.” A veteran ACCT member in Texas, on reading this called to ask the pertinent question, “What about China?” My response was “When it comes to trade with China democracy and all human rights are just waved away.” By the same people who signed the Quebec Summit Declaration!

AAM is a part of the American Coalition for Competitive Trade. They are changing their name to Americans for Trade Defense. They do oppose PNT with China.


NORTH AMERICAN UNION TIMELINE 1980: Ronald Reagan voices idea for North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) — the concept of a “free-trade” agreement is mentioned by Ronald Reagan during his presidential campaign. December 1993: President Bill Clinton signs NAFTA into law — “NAFTA is a free trade agreement among Canada, the United States, and Mexico. NAFTA went into effect on January 1, 1994. NAFTA is also used to refer to the tripartite trading bloc of North American countries.” 2001: Robert Pastor’s 2001 book, “Toward a North American Community,” calls for the creation of a North American Union — “Much of Pastor’s thinking appears aimed at limiting the power and sovereignty of the United States as we enter this new super-regional entity. Pastor has also called for the creation of a new currency which he has coined the ‘Amero,’ a currency that is proposed to replace the U.S. dollar, the Canadian dollar, and the Mexican peso.” The Plan to Replace the Dollar With the 'Amero' by Jerome R. Corsi, May 2006, April 2001: President George W. Bush signs Declaration of Quebec City — “This is a ‘commitment to hemispheric integration’ larded with favorite United Nations doubletalk such as ‘interdependent,’ ‘greater economic integration,’ and ‘sustainable development.’” Plan to Integrate the U.S., Mexico and Canada, July 2005, January 2005: NAFTA railroad proceeds — “KCS takes control of The Texas Mexican Railway Company and the U.S. portion of the International Bridge in Laredo, Texas. Kansas City Southern, or KCS, has just completed putting together what is being called ‘The NAFTA Railroad.’”Coming soon to U.S.: Mexican customs office, Jerome R. Corsi, June 2006, March 2005: Kansas City signs cooperative pact with Michoacan, Mexico – “According to in March 2005, Kansas City signed a cooperative

pact with representatives from the Mexican state of Michoacan, where Lazaro Cardenas is located, to increase the cargo volume between Lazaro Cardenas and Kansas City. The whole point is to move cargo fast, using cheap, below union-wage scale Mexican workers to move the containers from Asia into the heart of the USA.” Coming soon to U.S.: Mexican customs office, Jerome R. Corsi, June 2006, March 2005: Agreement to build the Texas NAFTA Superhighway — “A ‘Comprehensive Development Agreement’ [is] signed by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to build the ‘TTC-35 High Priority Corridor’ parallel to Interstate 35. The contracting party involved a limited partnership formed between Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte, S.A., a publically listed company headquartered in Spain, owned by the Madrid-based Groupo Ferrovial, and a San Antonio-based construction company, Zachry Construction Corp.” Texas Segment of NAFTA Super Highway Nears Construction, Jerome R. Corsi, June 2006, March 2005: Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America established (SSPNA) —A joint statement by President Bush, President Fox, and Prime Minister Martin. Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPPNA) reads in part: “Over the past decade, our three nations have taken important steps to expand economic opportunity for our people and to create the most vibrant and dynamic trade relationship in the world. … Our Partnership will accomplish these objectives through a trilateral effort to increase the security, prosperity, and quality of life of our citizens. … The Partnership is trilateral in concept; while allowing any two countries to move forward on an issue, it will create a path for the third to join later.” North American Leaders Unveil Security and Prosperity Partnership, March 2005: Dept of Commerce creates SSP to implement North American Union — the SSP was never ratified. “Instead, the U.S. Department of Commerce merely created a new division under the same title to implement working groups to advance a North American Union working agenda in a wide range of areas, including: manufactured goods, movement of goods, energy, environment, e-commerce, financial services, business facilitation, food and agriculture, transportation, and health. SPP is headed by three top cabinet level officers of each country. North American Union to Replace USA? Jerome R. Corsi, May 2006, April 2005: KCS purchases controlling interests in Transportacion Ferroviaria Mexicana —“KCS promptly renamed [it] Kansas City Southern de Mexico, or KCSM. … No stop is planned for customs inspection for KCSM trains until the Mexican customs facility located at Kansas City. The only security check planned at the U.S. border with Mexico is electronic, with the KCSM railroad moving along preapproved KCS rail lines.” Coming Soon to U.S.: Mexican Customs Office, Jerome R. Corsi, June 2006, April 2005: Senate Bill 853 introduced by Senator Richard G. Lugar (IN) and six cosponsors. “The North American Security Cooperative Act (NASCA) is touted as a bill to protect the American public from terrorists by creating the North American Union. The North American Union consists of three countries, U.S.,

Canada, and Mexico, with open borders, something that is proposed to be in effect by 2010. Thus, it would ensure the fulfillment of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America.” NASCA Rips America, April 2005, May 2005: CFR Issues its Building a North American Community Report — “The Task Force’s central recommendation is establishment by 2010 of a North American economic and security community, the boundaries of which would be defined by a common external tariff and an outer security perimeter. Unlike previous Council-sponsored Task Forces, this project was international, or trinational to be precise. The membership was comprised of policy practitioners, scholars, and business leaders from each of the three countries. The Task Force held meetings in Toronto, New York, and Monterrey. In this effort, the Council partnered with two outstanding institutions, the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and the Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales.” From the Introduction by Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations, May 2005, June 2005: Follow-up SPP meeting was held in Ottawa, Canada — “U.S. representative, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, told a news conference that ‘we want to facilitate the flow of traffic across our borders.’The White House issued a statement that the Ottawa report ‘represents an important first step in achieving the goals of the Security and Prosperity Partnership.’”CFR’s Plan to Integrate the U.S., Mexico and Canada, July 2005, June 2005: Senate Republican Policy Committee policy paper released — “The CFR did not mention the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), but it is obvious that it is part of the scheme. This was made clear by the Senate Republican Policy Committee policy paper released in June 2005. It argued that Congress should pass CAFTA … The Senate Republican policy paper argued that CAFTA ‘will promote democratic governance.’But there is nothing democratic about CAFTA’s many pages of grants of vague authority to foreign tribunals on which foreign judges can force us to change our domestic laws to be ‘no more burdensome than necessary’on foreign trade.” CFR's Plan to Integrate the U.S., Mexico and Canada, July 2005, July 2005: CAFTA [passes] the House of Representatives by a 217-215 vote — “This vote, especially on the Republican side of the isle, does not reflect the views of the American people or the U.S. Constitution. Even many Rush Limbaugh listeners have called in to voice their strong opposition to this socalled ‘free trade agreement.’ In fact, one poll suggests that half of the country’s Republican voters opposed CAFTA!”CAFTA Passes: Dirty Tricks and Devastating Consequences, Scott Ritsema, August 2005, July 2005: Phylis Schafly writes about “The CFR Plan to Integrate the U.S., Mexico and Canada”—“The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has just let the cat out of the bag about what’s really behind our trade agreements and security partnerships with the other North American countries. A 59-page CFR document spells out a five-year plan for the ‘establishment by 2010 of a North

American economic and security community’ with a common ‘outer security perimeter.’” CFR's Plan to Integrate the U.S., Mexico and Canada, July 2005, June 2006: Mexican customs office to open with Kansas City SmartPort — “This will be the first foreign customs facility allowed to operate on U.S. soil. … [The customs office is part of a larger plan for a] NAFTA Super Corridor [that] calls for the construction of a 12-lane highway (six lanes in each direction) along Interstate 35.” Coming soon to U.S.: Mexican customs office, June 2006, June 21, 2006: Texas Segment of NAFTA Super Highway Nears Construction —“The Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) is ready to begin construction in 2007, building the first segment of what is planned to be a NAFTA Super Highway stretching from Mexico to Canada. … A brochure on the website of Kansas City’s Smart Port describes the ultimate goal to bring containers from the Far East and China into Mexican ports, such as Lazaro Cardenas, bypassing the Longshoremen’s union in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.” Texas Segment of NAFTA Super Highway Nears Construction, Jerome R. Corsi, June 2006, June 2006: Tom Tancredo, R-Colorado. demands superstate accounting from Administration — “Responding to a report, Tom Tancredo is demanding the Bush administration fully disclose the activities of an office implementing a trilateral agreement with Mexico and Canada that apparently could lead to a North American union, despite having no authorization from Congress.” Tancredo Confronts 'Super-State' Effort, June 2006, Still to come: The Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) is ready to begin construction in 2007 —“The TTC will build the first segment of what is planned to be a NAFTA Super Highway stretching from Mexico to Canada.” Texas Segment of NAFTA Super Highway Nears Construction, Jerome R. Corsi, June 2006, In the works: FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas)