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Podcast: As U.S. Pressures Mexico to Re-open NAFTA Factories, Workers Protest

Rethinking Trade - Season 1, Episode 6

COVID-19 deaths are still on the rise across Mexico. Despite government orders to close all non-essential firms, some U.S. factories have continued operating–with little consequence. Now the U.S. ambassador and hundreds of multinationals are demanding the country prioritize corporate interests over the safety of Mexican workers – by reopening factories now.

With the new NAFTA going into effect on July 1, how will the COVID-19 crisis impact the deal’s new worker-protection requirements and Mexico’s related labor reforms?

Learn more on RethinkTrade.org.

Music: Groove Grove by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3831-groove-grove
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/