Tag: North American Free Trade Agreement

Trump’s Cruelty and Mexico’s Duty

MEXICO CITY — Here in Mexico, as around the world, we are haunted by the wrenching image of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, 25, and his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria, nestled together on the bank of the Rio Grande after they drowned in the river near the international bridge to Texas. This tragedy shines an unforgiving light […]

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Heroes of the Great Patriotic Trade War

I’d like to make an important announcement to New York retailers: NEW JERSEY HAS AGREED TO IMMEDIATELY BEGIN BUYING LARGE QUANTITIES OF WHITEFISH SALAD FROM OUR GREAT PATRIOT GOURMET MARKETS. What’s that you say? There was no such agreement? New Jersey doesn’t even have any kind of centralized purchasing mechanism for food products? I say […]

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Trump’s Tariff Threat Sends Mexico, Lawmakers and Businesses Scrambling

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s threat to punish Mexico with tariffs until it restrains the flow of migrants across the southwestern border rattled financial markets on Friday and prompted an outcry from the Mexican government, American businesses and Republican lawmakers, who accused Mr. Trump of overstepping his authority and pressed him to back down. The president […]

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How Trump’s Trade War Is Being Fought Around the World

President Trump on Thursday threatened to hit Mexico with new tariffs, escalating his immigration fight with America’s largest trading partner. And with that, he showed, once again, that he’s ready to employ trade as an all-purpose tool for his policy goals. Mr. Trump is juggling multiple trade conflicts today, with allies and rivals alike. His […]

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Trump’s Trade War and Its Many Fronts

President Trump on Thursday threatened to hit Mexico with new tariffs, escalating his immigration fight with America’s largest trading partner. And with that, he showed, once again, that he’s ready to employ trade as an all-purpose tool for his policy goals. Mr. Trump is juggling multiple trade conflicts today, with allies and rivals alike. His […]

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Pelosi Slow-Walks Trump’s New Nafta Deal

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is resisting pressure from the Trump administration to quickly approve an updated North American trade deal and is telling lawmakers and union officials that a planned study of the agreement could drag on well into the fall, people familiar with the situation said. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation in parliament […]

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With His Job Gone, an Autoworker Wonders, ‘What Am I as a Man?’

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — In the weeks since he lost his job at the car plant, Rick Marsh has blasted Pink Floyd while cleaning the house. He has watched the cat watching the birds. He has smoked cigarettes out the sliding glass door. He has watched Motor Trend, a TV network about cars. He bought a […]

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Donald Trump’s Great Patriotic Wars

The Trump administration has been trying out a fresh line with the American public of late: Patriotism requires sacrifice. As the president’s trade wars drag on, putting the economic bite on a growing number of Americans, his team is scrambling to put a nationalist gloss on his protectionist gamble, spinning it as a noble crusade […]

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