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US-Mexico Relations / Bush Visit / Free Trade #125973

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 27, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Second day of talks between President Bush and Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari on issue of free trade reported; scenes shown from Monterrey, Mexico. Report introduced.

(San Ysidro, California: John McKenzie) Possibility of establishment of North America as a free trade continent if free trade with Mexico is added to that with Canada examined; details given of impact on jobs in US versus jobs in Mexico; factory scenes shown. [George Washington University professor Robert DUNN - talks about unskilled workers.] Loss of General Dynamics Corporation jobs in United States with company's opening of Mexican plant employing cheap labor cited as example. [Union representative Wendell PRUDE, AFL-CIO Mark ANDERSON - comment.] Advantages of free trade to AST Computer Products cited. [Company president Safi QURESHEY - talks about sales and jobs.] Absence of plans to rehire or retrain American workers who lose jobs due to free trade agreement noted. [MIT professor Rudi DORNBUSCH - comments.]

Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John

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