Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance

Despite the obvious importance of Mexico, current U.S. policy is fragmented, often contradictory, and lacks a clear strategy or focus.
U.S. foreign policy and national security policies have significant domestic and international environmental impacts, and the increasingly precarious state of the global environment presents important new challenges to U.S. national interests.
Consistent with U.S. political interests to promote a private sector agenda, the World Bank has accentuated the private sector in its operations and highlighted financial support for the private sector in its own agenda in the last few years.

Asian Financial Crisis

The Clinton administration continues to promote the deeply flawed "Washington consensus" of neoliberal globalization in the APEC countries.
The agenda of the WTO, the implementation of its agreements, and the much-praised dispute settlement system all serve to advance the interests of developed countries, sidelining those of the developing countries.
The failure of sustainable economic growth to take hold in the developing world demonstrates that "free trade" is not delivering on its promise to bring prosperity to the world's poor.
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