News Articles on NAFTA

  • North American Union: Three Amigos Less One?, by Judi McLeod, Canada Free, April 23, 2008

    If U.S. presidential candidates Senators Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama want to dabble with a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), they’ll find Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper standing in their way.

  • Business Week Seeks to Downplay Bad Effects of NAFTA, by John F. McManus, John Birth Society, April 3, 2008

    In a wide-ranging report about the North American Free Trade Agreement, Business Week made many admissions about the harm emanating from NAFTA. But it came up short of recommending that the United States pull out of the agreement.

  • Speakers attack NAFTA at 'Better Neighbors' event, by George Miller, Brown Daily Herald, March 11, 2008

    Though the SPP has flown under the radars of many in the United States, Perez Rocha predicted it would become a bigger issue in the run-up to the April 20 meeting of the three North American heads of state in New Orleans.

  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars: Expanding NAFTA, by Daniel Taylor,, January 19, 2008
  • Immigration, security, and prosperity, by James R. Edwards. Jr., Center for Immigration Studies, July 13, 2007

    The North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, bound the United States, Canada, and Mexico into a trilateral "free trade" relationship among the three nations of the North American continent. Trade enthusiasts hailed NAFTA as holding great promise to elevate the economies of the three nations...

  • Staple Foods at Risk from Free Market, by Diego Cevallos,, February 26, 2007

    The United States subsidises its farmers at a level of over 19 billion dollars a year, more than all of Mexico's rural sector funding sources put together.

    And Mexico is not self-sufficient in these food crops. In 2006 it had to import 5.2 million tons of maize and 122,000 tons of beans, nearly all from the United States, to cope with domestic demand.

    Because NAFTA clauses allow these food imports by Mexico, some observers argue that the market has in fact already been thrown open.