International association of Latin American countries originally dedicated to improving its members' economic well-being through free trade. At its founding in 1960 LAFTA included Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay; by 1970 Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, and Bolivia had joined. The organization aimed to remove all trade barriers over 12 years, but its members' geographic and economic diversity made that goal impossible. LAFTA was superseded in 1980 by the LAIA, which established bilateral trading agreements between members, which were divided into three groups according to their level of economic development. Cuba was admitted with observer status in 1986, and it became a full member in 1999. Seealso Inter-American Development Bank.
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Wipo Publishes Patent of Yd Ynvisible, Universidade Nova De Lisboa, Claudia Brito Da Costa, Carlos Alberto Pinheiro Baptista, Ines Domingues Da Silva Henriques and Cesar Antonio Tonicha Laia for "Electrochromic Wo3 Nanoparticles, a Method for Their Production and Ink Using Said Particles" (Portuguese Inventors)
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