English 101, 3:30pm
Instructor: Nancy Eichner
June 6, 2014
Answer the specific questions:
1. NAFTA is North American Free Trade Agreement.
2. Free trade is a policy in international markets in which governments do not restrict imports or exports. 3. The intention of NAFTA was increase trade between the U.S. and Mexico. The goal came to pass in 1993. The result of NAFTA was having more jobs. 4. Fair trade is an organized social movement whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability. 5. Mexican Government “sold” NAFTA to both the U.S. and Mexico. 6. The connections between trade agreements and migration laws are motivating in business, the changes of goods’ qualify. 7. Since 1994, 6 million Mexicans have come to live in the United States. In just five years, from 2000 to 2005, the Mexican-born population living in the United States increased from 10 million to nearly 12 million.4 With few green cards or permanent residence visas available for Mexicans, most of these migrants were undocumented. 8. They bought corn at subsidized prices.
9. NAFTA reduced low income for unauthorized immigrants.
10. Mexico couldn’t protect its own agriculture from the fluctuations of the world market. A global coffee glut in the 1990s plunged prices below the cost of production. 11. Without this restraint, the auto giants began to supply their assembly lines with parts from their own subsidiaries, often manufactured in other countries. Mexican auto parts workers lost their jobs by the thousands. 12. By the early 1990s the Mexican government had sold most of its mines to one company, Grupo México, owned by the wealthy Larrea family, along with a steel mill in Michoacán to the Villareal family, and its telephone company to the richest person in Mexico, Carlos Slim. 13. Rich Mexicans weren’t the only beneficiaries of privatization. U.S. companies were allowed to buy...
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