NAFTA gets an update

December 11, 2019

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US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is shown speaking from a podium with the US, Mexico and Canadian flags behind him.

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer gestures as he speaks during a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Mexico City on Dec. 10, 2019.


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In an era of extreme partisanship in Washington DC, Democrats and Republicans cooperated to get a trade deal done updating the North American Free Trade Agreement. US President Donald Trump hailed the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement as "the best and most important trade ever." House speaker Nancy Pelosi said it was "much better than NAFTA." But what about the views from Mexico and Canada? Plus, which countries are taking the lead at the international climate conference in Madrid right now? And, in Mexico City, a new portrait of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata has caused a firestorm of outrage. Why? Well, it portrays Zapata in a seductive pose, clad only in a pink sombrero and high heels.

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