This year marks the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement, an important milestone for the U.S., Mexican, and Canadian regional economic partnership.
Before NAFTA was launched 20 years ago, critics worried that the United States would lose jobs and more to the south, to Mexico. That did not happen. In fact, employment rose, commercial ties with Canada and Mexico nearly tripled, and the national economies became more integrated in some industries.
Despite these and other benefits, concerns remain and the pact continues to be controversial. As part of its ongoing Master Class series, “Mexico: Twenty Years After NAFTA,” the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute presents Mexico — Drugs and Violence — Can Recent Progress be Sustained? with David Mares.
Tune in to hear David Mares, director of the Center for Iberian and Latin American Studies at UC San Diego, discuss NAFTA’s effect on drugs and violence in Mexico and how recent progress is fundamental to Mexico’s future and of great interest to the United States.
This series is presented by The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at UC San Diego.