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What is Neoliberalism?
by Elizabeth Martinez and Arnoldo GarciaNational Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
''Neo-liberalism'' is a set of economic policies that have become widespread during the last 25 years or so. Although the word is rarely heard in the United States, you can clearly see the effects of neo-liberalism here as the rich grow richer and the poor grow poorer.

Perspective from Mexico
by Carmen Valadez and Jaime CotaRace, Poverty & the Environment
September 1st, 1996
In Mexico, The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which took effect on January 1, 1994, has resulted in worsening economic and social conditions and increasing violations of human rights for working people, peasants, aboriginal communities and others.

In the Name of Fashion: Exploitation in the Garment Industry
by Hector FigueroaNACLA Report on the Americas
January 1st, 1996
As you read this article, there is a good chance that you or someone close to you is wearing clothing imported from Latin America. A quick check of the label may reveal that it is a shirt from the Gap made in Honduras, a pair of Lee Ryder jeans made in Brazil, Bali underpants made in Guatemala, a Levi's golf shirt made in the Dominican Republic, or a Haggar sports jacket made in Colombia.

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