Bubbles in your beer: NAFTA’s Mexican impacts

Some good info here on the current state of NAFTA on its 20th anniversary. Also, it is the 20th anniversary of the Zapatistas

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From The Real News Network, Jaisal Noor gives us an enlightening interview of Timothy A. Wise, director of the Policy Research Program at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University.

Want to understand NAFTA? Here’s something to consider the next time you hoist a glass of Modelo Negro:

20 Years on, Mexico is NAFTA’s Biggest Lie

From the transcript:

NOOR: And, Tim, so, in a recent piece you wrote, you talk about attending a lush cocktail reception, and you were talking to a U.S. embassy attache, and he argued that Mexico is now exporting more food to the U.S. And beer factors into that. Talk about why you argue that kind of demonstrates everything that’s wrong with NAFTA and its effects on Mexico.

WISE: Well, it’s a little bit of a sleight of hand to say that—you know, if you ask, how has trade…

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