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.

Latin America, Mexico, Business & Economy