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Maquiladora

A factory in Mexico established by a U.S. company to make finished products and ship them to the United States. Maquiladoras are close to the U.S. border with Mexico. They are controversial in the United States because they are thought to take away jobs from Americans who otherwise would have manufactured the products. They are also controversial in Mexico because they are thought to exploit Mexican workers. NAFTA made maquiladoras more cost effective. In the mid-2000s, maquiladoras accounted for more than half of U.S.-Mexican trade. A maquiladora is also called a maquila.
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The memorandum vows to support and expand the Maquila Supplier Program, an effort designed to link Chihuahua-based maquiladoras with supply companies north of the border.
This is where the maquila bus must make a U-turn after dropping everyone off," Profesora Tabuenca pointed out to me and a friend, a Juarense who had never been out to the shantytowns.
She states that women left behind to maintain land rights had to take greater economic responsibility for the household and engage in income-earning activities, such as maquila piecework.
Because a number of the murdered women have been maquila workers, an investigation of the maquila would seem to be in order, but Senorita Extraviada hints that the maquilas occupy a protected status that does not allow for a thorough investigation between the maquilas and the murders.
Ana Maria came to Juarez fourteen years ago from rural Vera Cruz, got a job at a maquila, hated it, and went home.
La hipotesis que se pretende contrastar con el trabajo es la siguiente: las caracteristicas del sector de la maquila textil en Guatemala limitan las posibilidades de lograr unas relaciones de genero mas igualitarias.
One of the main players in the Dominican maquila industry is HanesBrands Inc.
Si no comunicamos esta idea, seguira siendo un pais de maquila.
Esta, que nunca se baso en la maquila, se centro de forma primordial en la subcontratacion internacional de procesos mas complejos, sobre todo los que pudieron transferir tecnologia a empresas privadas locales.
Legislation also lures investors--principally foreign--through low payroll taxes and an attractive regime for the maquila industry.
The company added that this acquisition strengthens its position in Chihuahua state that is near the US border and is an economically driven area with maquila and manufacturing industries.
She analyses the encounter between northern maquila women workers and southern Zapatista indigenous women and sees in these new relationships, a shift in the emotional habitus of the maquila workers as they developed a more autonomous stance from which to meet their needs outside of the factory gate.