Mexico: NAFTA Renegotiations Begin Amid Protests

HeadlineNov 20, 2017
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In Mexico City, trade delegates from the U.S., Mexico and Canada have opened formal talks aimed at renegotiating NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement. President Trump is pressing Canada and Mexico for concessions, claiming NAFTA is tilted against the United States. As talks opened Friday, Mexican farmers and workers protested outside. This is activist Hector Cruz.

Hector Cruz: “We are demanding that the voice of society, civil society, farmers and citizens be heard in these negotiations, because, for us, it is clear that after 23 years, the North American Free Trade Agreement has only been a great economic and social disaster for our country. Now we are threatened that what is being negotiated inside will be even worse.”

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