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Mon, Jan 13, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

Assessing 20 Years of NAFTA


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Mexican farmers join hundreds of corn producers in a protest against NAFTA in Mexico City in 2008.
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Mexican farmers join hundreds of corn producers in a protest against NAFTA in Mexico City in 2008.

Twenty years ago this month, the historic trade accord between the United States, Mexico and Canada -- the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) -- went into effect. Two decades later, we consider the successes and failures of the trade agreement, and how it has changed conditions for the three countries involved.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Carla Hills, chairman and CEO, Hills & Company; former U.S. trade representative
  • Lori Wallach, executive director of the Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, a non-partisan non-profit group that monitors groups like the World Trade Organization and agreements like NAFTA
  • Manuel Perez-Rocha, fellow, Institute for Policy Studies
  • Manuel Suarez-Mier, director of the American University's Center for North American Studies who aided in NAFTA negotiations for Mexico

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