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Mexico’s Farmers and Rural Poor Demand Agriculture Be Excluded from New NAFTA Talks

Posted July 27, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(Telesur)

Thousands of campesinos and rural workers marched in Mexico City demanding that officials exclude the country’s agricultural sector from looming talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.

Farmers and fisherfolk from the National Commission of Rural and Fishery Organizations marched in numbers with the expectation that their representatives receive a hearing by officials at the Ministry of the Interior.

Under pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump — who used Mexico and the Mexican people as a punching-bag during his election campaign — the U.S., Mexico and Canada will renegotiate the terms of the free trade agreement. Click here to read more.