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Mexico: Neoliberal Adjustment of the Educational Sector
Trlateral Coalition in Defense of Public Education, Mexico
February 28th, 1997
This 1997 report for the Third Trinational Conference in Defense of Public Education, held in Vancouver, Canada, explains Mexico's education crisis in the context of structural adjustment.

Ernst & Young Environmental and Labor Practice Audit
Ernst & Young
January 13th, 1997
A confidential Ernst & Young audit of labor and environmental conditions inside a Nike factory in Vietnam was leaked to the Transnational Resource & Action Center (TRAC) in 1997. This is the first time that an accounting firm's labor and environmental audit of any apparel company has ever been made public. This internal audit reveals that Nike workers continue to work in hazardous and unjust working conditions. TRAC's report, Smoke From A Hired Gun is an analysis and critique of the Ernst & Young audit that shows that things are even worse than Nike admits.

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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