NAFTA is starving Mexico

Not that anyone cares about what happens to a bunch of brown people:

Since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) became the law of the land, millions of Mexicans have joined the ranks of the hungry. Malnutrition is highest among the country’s farm families, who used to produce enough food to feed the nation.

As the blood-spattered violence of the drug war takes over the headlines, many Mexican men, women, and children confront the slow and silent violence of starvation. The latest reports show that the number of people living in “food poverty” (the inability to purchase the basic food basket) rose from 18 million in 2008 to 20 million by late 2010.

About one-fifth of Mexican children currently suffer from malnutrition. An innovative measurement applied by the National Institute for Nutrition registers a daily count of 728,909 malnourished children under five for October 18, 2011. Government statistics report that 25 percent of the population does not have access to basic food.

Since the 2008 food crisis, there has been a three percent rise in the population without adequate access to food. The number of children with malnutrition is 400,000 kids above the goal for this year. Newborns show the highest indices of malnutrition, indicating that the tragedy begins with maternal health.

2 thoughts on “NAFTA is starving Mexico

  1. But Obama is so proud of having his three free trade agreements just passed by Congress. The Congresss is also very proud. At least every Republican and almost every Democrat are. Aren’t these people informed? Or maybe it’s just that they don’t give a good goddamn about what “we the people” think or how many people will starve to death? Those are rhetorical questions.

  2. Thank Global Bill Clinton and the subsequent Bushes for all of this warm and fuzzy global robbery. [Hey, I voted for Perot, don’t blame me.]
    That sucking sound you hear is you life, sucking.

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