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Mexico hopeful takes hard line vs. NAFTA

Leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took his hardest line yet against free trade with the United States, saying for the first time Saturday he would not honor Mexico’s commitment under NAFTA to eliminate tariffs on U.S. corn and beans. Tariffs on all agricultural products must be removed in 2008 under the North American Free Trade Agreement. But Lopez Obrador said he won’t eliminating tariffs on U.S. white corn and beans if elected, showing no allegiance to a deal he sees as harmful to Mexican farmers. Full Story

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