Charter Cities Ruled By Multinational Corporations?

#CorporateColonialism must be ended swiftly.

JoAnn Chateau

Charter cities are not new. But a charter city governed by a multinational corporation makes me intuitively nervous. In any case, it is happening in Honduras, where there is much controversy over the issue. What is your take on this?

“I’ve Seen All Sorts of Horrific Things in My Time. But None as Detrimental to the Country [Honduras] as This.”

The Honduran government’s newest development plan, an idea from New York University economist Paul Romer: Charter cities. In 2013, the Honduran government passed a law based on many aspects of Romer’s idea, which is to create autonomous free-trade zones that are governed by corporations, instead of the countries in which they exist. The first Special Economic Development Zones (ZEDE, for its name in Spanish) is being conceived in Honduras, financed by $40 million from the South Korean government. It will likely be located in Amapala.  […]

Many wonder if charter…

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About Susan Chandler

Now-disabled interior/exterior designer dragged into battling conviction corruption from its periphery in a third personal battle with civil public corruption.
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