Friday, January 4, 2008

Mexican Farm Activists End Anti-NAFTA Border Blockade

December 3, 2008
From Democracy Now:
In Mexico, farm activists have ended a thirty-six hour blockade of the U.S.-Mexico border to protest the lifting of the last of its protective tariffs on northern goods. A Mexican tax on basic crops including corn, beans and sugar from Canada and the U.S. ended January 1st under the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. Critics say NAFTA has devastated Mexican farmers by forcing them to compete with government-subsidized American and Canadian goods.

To read more (in Spanish) check out the article entitled "Campesinos alzan la voz en México" in La Opinión.

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