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USMCA Trouble; Thai Troubles; Farmers versus the Facts

USMCA Trouble U.S. House Ways & Means trade subcommittee member Bill Pascrell (D-New Jersey) says he is leaning toward voting against USMCA because the Mexicans are not doing enough meaningful labor reform. Organized labor in the U.S. has taken a strong line, demanding actions by Mexico that are unlikely to be achieved. There is also a view that organized labor’s underlying goals for their obstruction of the deal are pension and health care fixes unrelated to the agreement. Thus far, the Republicans have been unwilling to tie the outcome of USMCA to labor’s U.S. domestic policy aspirations.  Thai Troubles Thailand is banning the use of glyphosate and other pesticides, arguing “It’s not safe, not healthy&r...

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