Economic and Political Reforms in Mexico

President Salinas de la Gortari of Mexico addressed the American Society of Newspaper Editors on recent reforms in the economic and… read more

President Salinas de la Gortari of Mexico addressed the American Society of Newspaper Editors on recent reforms in the economic and political processes in Mexico. In his remarks, President Salinas supported the North American Free Trade Agreement, which would lower tariffs between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, is cause for some concern among American labor leaders, who fear that U.S. industry will take advantage of lower wages in Mexico and lay off higher paid and more costly American employees. Critics desire certain additions to the agreement to ensure fair wages and environmental safeguards for industries working in Mexico. President Salinas discussed the economic changes in Mexico in the previous few years, including the reduction of their deficit in relation to their G.N.P. He said the North American Free Trade Agreement would increase the ability of all three countries to gain access to markets through an alliance of trade partnership. close

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Program ID:
17522-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Apr 11, 1991
Last Aired:
Apr 13, 1991

Airing Details

  • Apr 11, 1991 | 8:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 12, 1991 | 3:16am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 12, 1991 | 12:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 13, 1991 | 5:25pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 13, 1991 | 10:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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