Maquiladoras - MAQUILADORAS What is a Maquiladora...

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 5/13/09 What is a Maquiladora? Foreign-owned assembly plants in  Mexico Usually located in cities along the US- Mexico border Import materials and machinery duty  free and export finished products  around the world (but usually to the  United States) 
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5/13/09 Maquiladora Labor Force by Branch of Industry
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5/13/09 Country of Origin-Tijuana
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5/13/09 US-Mexico Border
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5/13/09 Incentives for MNCs Cheap labor Maquila workers earn, on average, only US$11 per day On average, companies can save up to 75% on labor costs when operating in Mexico Lack of environmental standards Companies can pollute surrounding rivers and the air with harmful toxins such as lead, sulfuric acid, and cadmium with little risk of prosecution Lack of union organization for workers
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5/13/09 Conditions of Maquiladoras Demographically about 70% of the workers are women Conditions are notoriously appalling
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course POLITICAL 460 taught by Professor Guernica during the Spring '08 term at Winona.

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Maquiladoras - MAQUILADORAS What is a Maquiladora...

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