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In Mexico, a Left-Wing Firebrand Cools the Rhetoric and Embraces NAFTA

Posted November 27, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Alexander Panetta – Canadian Press)

While the countries re-negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement huddled quietly in a Mexico City hotel last week, a neighbourhood away a noisy political event unfolded that could affect the agreement’s fate.

A boisterous throng of 10,000 gathered a few blocks away to approve the platform for the left-wing nationalist political party currently leading the polls for Mexico’s July presidential election.

That very election has prompted insiders to declare a sense of urgency in competing NAFTA talks — before Mexico’s voters potentially hand the presidency to a left-wing anti-establishment party whose leader famously held anti-NAFTA views. Click here to read more.

Related: MORENA National Political Platform (en Español)