Central American Integration System (SICA)

Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana

Established: By the Protocol of Tegucigalpa to the 1962 Charter of the Organization of Central American States, signed December 13, 1991, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, effective February 1, 1993.

Purpose: In furtherance of “the new vision of Central American development,” to serve as a vehicle for coordinating political, social, economic, cultural, and environmental integration.

Headquarters: San Salvador, El Salvador.

Principal Organs: Meeting of Central American Presidents, Council of Ministers, Executive Committee, Consultative Committee, Central American Parliament, Central American Court of Justice, General Secretariat.

Web site: www.sica.int

Secretary General: Aníbal Enrique Quiñónez Abarca (Honduras).

Members (7): Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama.

Associated State (1): Dominican Republic.

Observers (3): Republic of China (Taiwan), Mexico, Spain.

Official Language: Spanish.

Origin and development. The Central American Integration System (SICA) traces ...

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