Interesting Dem Claims

Carl Remick carlremick at
Thu Aug 24 07:56:10 PDT 2000

>From: Maria Gilmore <Maria.Gilmore at>
>Heard a guy with the Gore campaign defending NAFTA by stating that since it
>went into effect there has been "real progress" in cleaning up the
>environment in the border area of Mexico and, "wages have been rising in
>Mexico" as
>a result of NAFTA. Any reality to these statements?

No, unless there have been some dramatic advances in the last couple of years. Nader's Public Citizen group has a "NAFTA at Five Years Report Card" at covering Jan. '94 to Jan. '99 that presents a bleak picture concerning both the environmental and wage issues.


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