Mexican Maquiladoras Research Paper

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The Struggle for Labor Rights on Mexican Maquiladoras
María Eugenia de la O

Introduction
The 1960s, hundreds of foreign assembly factories were established along the Mexico-United States border cities as a result of increasing labor force costs in industrialized nations, and also as an economic strategy of the Mexican government who provided tax incentives, infrastructure and low wages to the new investors. Decades after, in the 1990s, Mexico, Canada and United States signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), consequently thousands of factories -call maquiladoras- be transformed into an important source of foreign investment and jobs to Mexico. Currently there are thousands of maquiladoras in the nation; according to recent
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