Maquiladora

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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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26, 2017, The Wall Street Journal also took a turn singing the maquiladora system's praises.
In answer to the question, academics at CLACSO, a prestigious, non-nongovernmental entity, say, "Use of the maquiladora system results in a kind of Brazilian economic annexation via the extraction of the Paraguayan labor force to produce and export inputs for [Brazil's] monopolies." The "bourgeoisie" in both countries "complement each other," the researchers add, "in so far as earnings for the Paraguayan bourgeoisie are associated in a dependent way on the earnings of the Brazilian bourgeoisie."
Tijuana: lugar de emplazamiento de empresas transnacionales maquiladoras
A partir la instrumentacion del Programa de Industrializacion Fronteriza, el capital transnacional ha ingresado a Tijuana bajo la forma de empresas maquiladoras, sirviendo de engranaje a la hegemonia.
Similar data collected during the major industrial growth of the 1990s prove the obvious positive socioeconomic impact of the maquiladoras but fail to reveal the negative environmental and health effects of this industrial phenomenon on the border landscape in general and its inhabitants in particular.
The Directory of the Maquiladora Industry of Baja California (2010) records that 65% of the industry of the electronics sector at state level is located in Tijuana.
El libro no solamente esta dirigido a academicos sino a un publico mas amplio interesado en observar las vidas de las personas que trabajan en las maquiladoras en el pais.
La maquiladora tiene un impacto mucho mas visible a nivel regional, destacando las entidades de la frontera norte, pero tambien en Jalisco, Guanajuato, Mexico, Puebla, Distrito Federal y Yucatan.
La metodologia de investigacion se orienta con base en el diseno de una muestra de empresas con las caracteristicas de las empresas maquiladoras del sector electronico de tercera generacion de acuerdo con Carrillo y Gomis (2005).
We propose a Lagrangian for the maquiladoras intrafirm trade with both foreign and domestic suppliers in order to analyze the net benefit of the maquiladora's input demand.
The critics replied that, aside from their significant fiscal opportunity cost, maquiladoras offered low quality jobs, poorly paid, and substandard health-and-safety conditions.
The maquiladoras have always had their ways of gagging information.