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Mexico stands up to FTA

Mexico Stands up to FTA

Mexico, Oct 31 2007 (Prensa Latina) — About 40 national and regional rural organizations agreed Wednesday to create a unitary front against the current North America Free Trade Agreement.

That instrument links Mexico with the United States and Canada, and the opening of borders with deregulation of taxes that will be implemented Thursday for corn and beans threatens Mexican producers.

The National Councils of Rural and Fishing Organizations stated that Mexican markets will be flooded with those subsidized US products .

This will wreck Mexican producers who cannot compete in prices or technical facilities, and advocate for an official regulation of import permissions.

As part of the peaceful resistance plan, farmers will camp on the central square of Zocalo starting Monday to defend the rights of four million Mexican agricultural producers.

 Fuente: Prensa Latina