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NAFTA Has Harmed Mexico a Lot More Than Any Wall Could Do


Business  (tags: NAFTA, the wall, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Mexico, jobs lost, USA, agriculture, millions displaced )

Sheryl
- 861 days ago - commondreams.org
With NAFTA 2 million net jobs have been lost in Mexican agriculture, with millions more displaced, as imported subsidized corn has wiped out small farmers. From 1994 to 2000, immigration to the U.S. from Mexico increased by 79 percent.



   

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Leo Custer (312)
Tuesday February 14, 2017, 5:13 am
Thank you for posting!
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday February 14, 2017, 5:36 am
Shared news article over social media to raise and spread awareness.
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Tuesday February 14, 2017, 7:35 am
Noted, Thanks
 

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Tuesday February 14, 2017, 10:46 am
Noted, Thank you
 

. (0)
Tuesday February 14, 2017, 1:05 pm
Noted.
 

William C (0)
Tuesday February 14, 2017, 1:56 pm
Thanks.
 

Suzanne L (89)
Tuesday February 14, 2017, 10:29 pm
There's another country involved in NAFTA and it's called Canada, which is the U.S.'s largest trading partner following China - Mexico is no. 3. For us Canadians there would be some advantages to dumping NAFTA. Goods could continue to flow tariff-free back and forth across the Canada-U. S. border because the original Canada-U.S. Free Agreement of 1989, which eliminated most of these tariffs, has never been repealed. Should NAFTA be axed, it will automatically come into play again and unlike NAFTA, the original Canada-U. S. pact doesn’t allow foreign corporations to challenge Canadian laws. Canadians would really like this because American corporations have used NAFTA to override our stricter Canadian environmental and regulatory laws that they said interfered with profitability.
 

Dawnie W (250)
Tuesday February 14, 2017, 11:52 pm
❤️Noted...Thanking you kindly, very interesting article, I think the American workers will end up paying for the wall because there is no way Trump can force Mexico to pay short of taking his guns down to the border and threaten to start another Mexico, American war!❤️

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Judy C (91)
Wednesday February 15, 2017, 12:19 am
The article points out that many assume that the people of Mexico have benefited from NAFTA. That is definitely not true. Such trade agreements are designed to benefit corporations, who capitalize on using the divide and conquer strategy to the detriment of the common people of all countries involved. Thanks Dandelion.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday February 15, 2017, 12:25 am
If a public is educated and KNOWS the ins and outs of these trade agreements, they would at least be more amenable to work with / in them. Since they're not, they should all be rescinded.
 

Arild Warud (174)
Wednesday February 15, 2017, 5:32 am
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Mexican senator wants country to stop buying corn from United States

Posted: Feb 14, 2017 8:14 PM


Updated: Feb 14, 2017 8:14 PM











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"LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A government leader in Mexico wants his country to stop buying corn from the United States.
The Mexican senator says he'll introduce a bill to buy corn from Brazil and Argentina instead of the U.S. That could hurt American farmers because Mexico bought $2.4 billion worth of corn from the U.S. in 2015.
The Mexican senator says his bill is in response to President Donald Trump's tough stances on the Mexican border."

I think this is a good policy.

 

Arild Warud (174)
Wednesday February 15, 2017, 5:34 am
Sorry about the big gaps,I just copied from an article instead of máking a hotlink.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday February 15, 2017, 7:35 am
Trump's big mouth and kicking at everyone including leaders of Countries is bound to backfire. He being the billionaire will survive it all, it's once more, those who can least afford it within the USA that will shoulder the burden of his mistakes.
 

Suzanne L (89)
Wednesday February 15, 2017, 2:10 pm
Dandelion, it is always those who can least afford it in ANY country that shoulder the burden of mistakes and other decisions made by rich people who barely know that poorer folks exist. Without major changes to the systems in place, cash and property will always flow upward. It is also the animals and the environment that suffer. You are right that financially Trump will survive whatever he does and live well from his wealth, but my sincere hope is that eventually he will be known for exactly who he is and his name will be mud.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday February 16, 2017, 2:18 am
From an "outsider" perspective, it's darkly amusing and ironic to see an American leader dictating and lecturing everyone else.

NOW, if ANY OTHER "Leader" started doing THAT to the U.S. . . . .
 

Leong S (0)
Sunday February 19, 2017, 6:32 pm
ty
 

Chen Boon Fook (0)
Tuesday February 21, 2017, 7:13 pm
Thank you.
 
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