Central American Integration System (SICA)

Central American Integration System (SICA)

Established- 13 December 1991; operational 1 February 1993
Aim- to strengthen democracy; to set up a new model of regional security; to promote freedom; to achieve a regional system of welfare and economic and social justice; to attain economic unity and strengthen the area as an economic bloc; to act as a bloc in international matters
Members- (7) Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
associated member- (1) Dominican Republic
Observers- (15) Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, Holy See, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Peru, Spain, US