11:28pm

Mon January 13, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: What is the legacy of NAFTA?


On today's Your Call, we’ll mark the 20th anniversary of The North American Free Trade Agreement between Canada, Mexico and the US. It went into effect during the Clinton administration in 1994. How has NAFTA affected the lives of millions of American, Canadian and Mexican workers? What has been NAFTA's Effect on Jobs, Migration, and the Environment? Join the conversation or call in with your questions on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Timothy Wise, director of the Research and Policy Program at the Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University, and leads its Globalization and Sustainable Development Program

Gerardo Otero, professor of sociology, and an associate member of the school for International Studies at Simon Fraser University.

Harley Shaiken, professor of social and cultural studies at the Graduate School of Education, director of the Center for Latin American Studies and a member of the Department of Geography at UC Berkeley

Web Resources:

Public Citizen: NAFTA at 20: Decreased Wages, Increased Inequality

Global Post: How beer explains 20 years of NAFTA’s devastating effects on Mexico

Gerardo Otero: Neoliberal Globalization, NAFTA, and Migration: Mexico's Loss of Food and Labor Sovereignty

The American Prospect: Going South

Watershed Sentinel: Corn on the Border - NAFTA & Food in Mexico

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Rethinking Trade Policy for Development

Forbes: In Ciudad Juarez, NAFTA's Grisly Legacy

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