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Matamoros - The Human Face of Globalization

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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Video Project
Closed Captioned:
Running Time: 11 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2001
Available in French: No

This video reveals the alarming environmental and human toll of NAFTA, the free trade agreement of the Americas, initiated by the U.S. government, on the border-town, Matamoros, Mexico. Through NAFTA, U.S. companies are encouraged to build factories in border-towns like Matamoros, escaping tough pollution control laws, labour standards, and taxes that pay for social and environmental needs. The people of Matamoros, attracted by the promise of employment, suffer low wages, inadequate housing, poor sanitation and disease, revealing the true human face of Globalization.

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