Zapata's Revenge: Free Trade and the Farm Crisis in Mexico

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Tom Barry views the crises that confront Mexico as alarming evidence of the incapacity of today's neoliberal and free trade policies to foster broad economic development. He explains that such strategies have resulted in reduced food security, environmental destruction, increased rural-urban polarization, depopulation of peasant communities, and social and political instability. This book offers personal interviews, investigative research, and analysis that goes to the heart of the development challenge faced by...
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Tom Barry views the crises that confront Mexico as alarming evidence of the incapacity of today's neoliberal and free trade policies to foster broad economic development. He explains that such strategies have resulted in reduced food security, environmental destruction, increased rural-urban polarization, depopulation of peasant communities, and social and political instability. This book offers personal interviews, investigative research, and analysis that goes to the heart of the development challenge faced by Mexico and other Latin American nations.
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Behind the headlines on Chiapas exists a complex, longstanding set of problems, perhaps the most important of which is land use, agricultural productivity, and the lives of indigenous peasants. Barry, who has produced several policy-oriented works on contemporary Mexico, provides a thoughtful and objective interpretation of one of Mexico's most serious economic issues, subsistence agriculture. He examines the impact of the domestic and international market and shows how problems in subsistence farming sparked political violence in southern Mexico. His balanced appraisal, which analyzes the pros and cons of economic liberalism, identifies qualities contributing to an improved agricultural system. This clearly written work sheds much light on current difficulties and should be read by anyone interested in understanding Mexico's crucial, underlying problems. For academic and larger public libraries.Roderic A. Camp, Latin American Ctr., Tulane Univ., New Orleans
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  • ISBN-13: 9780896084995
  • Publisher: South End Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1999
  • Series: Latina/O and Latin American Studies
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 5.41 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Reform, Revolution, and Counterreform 11
Ch. 2 Populists and Technocrats 35
Ch. 3 The International Context 53
Ch. 4 NAFTA Pushes Agricultural Integration Forward 65
Ch. 5 The Export Solution 75
Ch. 6 Feeding Mexico 93
Ch. 7 The End of Agrarian Reform 117
Ch. 8 People of the Land 129
Ch. 9 Call to Arms 153
Ch. 10 On the Edge: Indians, Women, and Migrants 173
Ch. 11 Sustaining Agriculture 199
Conclusion: Lessons and Options 229
Notes 255
Glossary 291
Appendix 1 293
Appendix 2 296
Selected Bibliography 297
Index 301
About the Resource Center 318
About South End Press 319
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