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NAFTA - 20 YEARS LATER

Series produced by Fronteras Desk

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Marking the 20th anniversary of the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Fronteras Desk has a nine part series exploring the economic, cultural, environmental and social impact of NAFTA on the border region.

October 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement which created the world's largest free trade zone. The Fronteras Desk explored the impact of this treaty with nine stories:
#1 - Historical overview - Devin Browne/Jill Replogle
#2 - Migration and Free Trade - Devin Browne
#3 - Tomato Wars - Michel Marizco
#4 - Nadbank - Hernan Rozemberg
#5 - Border Infrastructure - Monica Ortiz Uribe
#6 - Cross Border Trade - Jude Joffe-Block
#7 - Environmental Fall-out - Adrian Florido
#8 - Border Boomtowns - Monica Ortiz Uribe
#9 - Future of Free Trade - Peter O'Dowd


9 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Transportation of goods in Guaymas relies on freight trains and cargo ships., Credit: Peter O'Dowd
As the final installment on our series NAFTA 20 YEARS LATER, Peter O'Dowd looks at the challenges facing border states who want to benefit from the...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2012
  • Length: 04:07
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An introduction to our series on NAFTA - 20 years later. What were the economic and political conditions that led to the signing of the North Amer...

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2012
  • Length: 04:05
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Caption: NAFTA is 20 years old, Credit: Jill Replogle
NAFTA promised an end to illegal immigration. Good jobs in Mexico would stem the flow of immigrants to the US. Twenty years after the free trade ...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2012
  • Length: 08:23
Caption: Carlos Fisher, co-owner of Sierra Seed Company, inside one of his greenhouses in Imuris, Sonora, Mexico., Credit: Michel Marizco
Florida tomato producers say Mexican growers are competing unfairly and they want the Obama Administration to take action. In an election year, it...

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  • Added: Oct 13, 2012
  • Length: 04:12
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Caption: Water treatment plant employees test a raw water sample as part of a two-day training workshop funded by NADBANK., Credit: HERNAN ROZEMBERG
Part of the mandate of the North American Free Trade Agreement was the establishment of the North American Development Bank or NADBANK, designed to...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2012
  • Length: 04:10
Caption: Trucks line up for for inspection at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas. About 5,000 trucks per day travel through this commercial crossing., Credit: Monica Ortiz Uribe
Part 5 in our series on the 20th anniversary of the signing of NAFTA, we look at the state of border infrastructure and how well it is supporting c...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2012
  • Length: 03:46
Caption: Bill Jordan in his company's Mexicali plant, Credit: Jude Joffe-Block
A profile of a US company that has taken advantage of NAFTA and made a success of it. The company's operations are strategically subdivided to tak...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2012
  • Length: 04:04
Caption: The government confined, sealed off and buried the contamination deep underground, then put basketball courts on top because more intense construction on the site would risk digging up toxic materials., Credit: Adrian Florido
One of the biggest concerns when NAFTA was signed 20 years ago, was the environmental fallout of the world's largest free trade zone. We look at w...

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2012
  • Length: 08:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Secure Origins worksite, Credit: Monica Ortiz Uribe
Booming cross-border trade has helped border towns grow. Manufacturing jobs have disappeared south of the border, but new service industries are m...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2012
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 1