Students Protest Mexican Trade Commissioner

At Seattle University (feb. 21st, 2008) students and community activists use a variety of tactics in protest to a lecture about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), given by the Sergio Rios (the Mexican Trade Comissioner).

On Thursday Feb 21 over fifty students from Seattle University, the University of Washington and community activists protested against the presence of Sergio Rios, the trade commissioner of Mexico, who spoke on Seattle University's campus about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). During the year Rios travels throughout the west coasts of Canada and the US and encourages trade with Mexico (which has become increasingly efficient for corporations as a result of NAFTA). SU students were moved to action after having organized a panel discussion on free trade, indigenous rights and migration earlier this year.

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