Mexican minister visits Cleveland to ‘set the record straight’ on NAFTA and other trade agreements

08/02/2016 Crain’s Cleveland Business

edelamadrid.jpgA Mexican cabinet member was in Cleveland on Tuesday, Aug. 2, as part of an effort by the government of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to counter the U.S. election year arguments made by presidential candidates that foreign trade agreements — in particular the North American Free Trade Agreement — have cost Americans jobs.

In a meeting with Crain’s Cleveland Business, Enrique de la Madrid Cordero, the Mexican secretary of tourism, said he came to Cleveland, and is going next to Philadelphia, to “set the record straight in terms of the relationship between Mexico and the United States and how that relationship is very relevant to the United States.”

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