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T-MEC, Agriculture and Neoliberalism

By: Luis Hernández Navarro  The free trade hurricane devastated the Mexican countryside, ruined small and medium-sized farmers and forced millions of campesinos to migrate to the United States or agricultural fields in the country’s northwest. The free movement of agricultural merchandise across borders, with few regulations, placed unequal parties competing in equal conditions. Not only that. It radically upset the diet of the popular classes causing an epidemic of obesity, malnutrition and diabetes, the consequences of which surface today with the Covid-19 crisis. According to a study published by The New York Times, “in 2015, Mexicans bought an average of …

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