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A path of destruction.

24 November 2013

Laura Carlsen in today’s New York Times

Nafta is limping toward its 20th anniversary with a beat-up image and a bad track record. Recent polls show that the majority of the U.S. people favors “leaving” or “renegotiating” the model trade agreement.

While much has been said about its impact on U.S. job loss and eroding labor conditions, some of the most severe impacts of Nafta have been felt south of the border.

Corn imports drove down farmers’ price, driving millions to migrate north. It lowered labor rights and environmental rules, hurting all workers.

Nafta has cut a path of destruction through Mexico.

Full article here.

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