Robert A. Pastor, U.S.-Mexico Chamber
Exactly five centuries after Christopher Columbus’ famous voyage, the leaders of Canada, Mexico, and the United States “re-discovered” North America. In 1992, they signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and dismantled trade and investment barriers. This was an historic decision for all three countries, but especially for Canada and Mexico because the fundamental characteristic of North America is its asymmetry – the disproportionate power of the United States.
Read more here: US-Mex Chamber – Pastor Sept 2012 – 2pg