We got into bed with this country in 1993 by signing NAFTA and being told that sending our industries southward to be attended by workers forced to labour without security, safety or a livable minimum wage would somehow help us and raise the Mexican worker’s quality of life. Mexico’s monetary system quickly collapsed, its soldiers began shooting its citizens, the president who negotiated NAFTA turned out to be gangster and the already disgusting gulf between its rich and poor grew wider. But crawling into bed with Mexico was inevitable, right? Part of progress and evolution. A natural partner.

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