Did Mexicans benefit from NAFTA?

Supporters of NAFTA in Mexico had promised more employment opportunities after the trade deal. But more than half of the population still live below the poverty line, a proportion that remains unchanged from 1993, before the deal went into effect.

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    Supporters of NAFTA in Mexico had promised more employment opportunities after the trade deal.

    But more than half of the population still live below the poverty line, a proportion that remains unchanged from 1993, before the deal went into effect.

    Wages in Mexico have stagnated for more than a decade and the stubborn gap between the rich and poor persists.

    Al Jazeera's John Holman reports from Ciudad Juarez in Mexico.


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