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Poverty in Mexico defies trade treaty

Posted: January 1, 2014 at 3:20 a.m.

Marcos Godoy of Mexico City manufactures dashboard mats for cars at a factory belonging to the Techma group in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The company has 14 manufacturing plants in the city.

Looking around a Mexico dotted by Starbucks, Wal-Mart and Krispy Kreme outlets, it’s hard to remember what the country was like before the North American Free Trade Agreement, which has dramatically expanded consumer choice and trade since it took effect 20 years ago.

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Business, Pages 25 on 01/01/2014

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