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Central American Integration System

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The Central American Integration System (Spanish: Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana, or SICA) has been the economic and political organization of Central American states since February 1, 1993. On December 13, 1991, the ODECA countries (Spanish: Organización de Estados Centroamericanos) signed the Protocol of Tegucigalpa, extending earlier cooperation for regional peace, political freedom, democracy and economic development. SICA's General Secretariat is in El Salvador.

In 1991, SICA's institutional framework included Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. Belize joined in 2000 as a full member, while the Dominican Republic became an associated state in 2004 and a full member in 2013. Mexico, Chile and Brazil became part of the organization as regional observers, and the Republic of China, Spain, Germany and Japan became extra-regional observers. SICA has a standing invitation to participate as observers in sessions of the United Nations General Assembly, and maintains offices at UN Headquarters.

Four countries (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua) experiencing political, cultural and migratory integration have formed a group, the Central America Four or CA-4, which has introduced common internal borders and the same type of passport. Belize, Costa Rica, Panama and the Dominican Republic join the CA-4 for economic integration and regional friendship.

Link: SICA

Official Web-Site

 

SICA map

 

Members, Observers and other participations

Full members Observers Special members
Belize Argentina  
Costa Rica Australia  
Dominican Republic Brazil  
El Salvador Colombia  
Guatemala Chile  
Honduras Ecuador  
Nicaragua France  
Panama Germany  
  Great Britain  
  Italy  
  Japan  
  Korea South  
  Malta  
  Mexico  
  Morocco  
  New Zealand  
  Qatar  
  Serbia  
  Spain  
  Taiwan  
  Turkey  
  United States of America  

Member organiations

European Union

 

 

 

 

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