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  •  NAFTA-encouraged industries pulled people (0+ / 0-)

    from already-struggling agriculture to urban/urbanized areas for little pay and less protection.

    Now the maquiladoras have pulled out, and their former workers are worse off than ever.

    Add to that the subsidy problem, the mangled ejido system, and water/industrial pollution in agricultural areas--you have a mess, NAFTA (and pullout of support based on all the bucks that were going to accrue to Mexican workers because of it) bein a big part of it.

    There's no one problem.  But most have a common thread in that their flip is an advantage to U.S. business and Mexican power manipulators.

    She didn't know it couldn't be done, so she went ahead and did it.

    by Boadicaea on Sat Feb 10, 2007 at 07:05:34 PM PST

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    •  ie, the Mexican economy is a wreck (0+ / 0-)

      NAFTA brought it the fore and accelerated it.  It also accelerated the solution.

      •  And the solution is . . .? (0+ / 0-)

        NAFTA didn't "bring [problems in the Mexican economy] to the fore."  NAFTA took cynical and greedy advantage of those problems and made them even worse.

        She didn't know it couldn't be done, so she went ahead and did it.

        by Boadicaea on Tue Feb 13, 2007 at 08:36:26 PM PST

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