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NAFTA, AMLO and the borders of national sovereignty in a neoliberal world.


One of the big lessons we've learned in this negotiating process, and in general with the election of a progressive government in a globalized world, is that financial markets, and financial speculation, have this tremendous amount of invisible power in the ability of governments to change course.

Live from Mexico City, Laura Carlsen reports on the politics behind NAFTA's renegotiation - from the deep impact of international financial speculation on the sovereignty of participating states, to the 'mixed bag' of the new trade agreement - locking in the neoliberal model of privatization with a few surprising positives for workers, and plenty more, less surprising negatives for everyone.

Laura  wrote the commentary Trump and Mexico's Next President Are on Honeymoon. But It Won't Last for Fortune.

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Laura Carlsen

Laura Carlsen is the director of the Americas program at the Center for International Policy.


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