The town of Silao, in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, has seen its manufacturing base grow under NAFTA. General Motors built a plant there soon after NAFTA came into effect, and the plant is still running strong.
Pope Benedict XVi is travelling to Mexico this weekend to say mass and meet the faithful. But he's coming at a time of deep division among Mexican Catholics. Mexico City has passed liberal laws allowing for same-sex marriage and abortions — two practices banned by the Catholic Church and in much of the rest of Mexico.
Pope Benedict XVI leaves Friday for his first trip to Latin America. His initial stop is Mexico. But Mexico City is not on the Pope's itinerary. Many speculate that's because Mexico City recently passed laws that legalize gay marriage and abortion.