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Argument: NAFTA has harmed Mexican jobs

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  • The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) says that NAFTA has taken a toll on Mexican jobs. It argues that NAFTA has destroyed Mexico's small farmers, bringing in an influx of subsidized U.S. food imports.[1]
  • Carnegie Endowment for International peace says that 1.3 million farm jobs have been lost since 1993. The Carnegie report also concluded that the pact has generated few new jobs in Mexico and might only be credited for a "very small net gain" in jobs in the U.S.[2]
  • "NAFTA has been a disaster for us," remarks pig farmer Julian Aguilera to Business[3]

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