Expanding The Power of U.S. Latinos

New North American trade agreement would help Latinos | Commentary

07/18/2019 1:55 PM | TLC Team (Administrator)

Mexico just became the first country to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Following the vote, Verónica Martínez García, the secretary of the Mexican Senate’s Economy Commission, hailed the USMCA as “synonymous with opportunity in the short and long term.”

She’s absolutely right. Swift approval of the USMCA would help workers in all three nations. But one group would particularly benefit — Latinos.

The USMCA is a long-overdue update to NAFTA, the pact that has governed North American trade since 1994. Like NAFTA, the USMCA promises to ease the movement of goods and services across the continent, growing all three nations’ economies in the process.

The USMCA contains numerous provisions that will improve Mexican workers’ quality of life.

Source: The Orlando Sentinel Logo

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