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Assignment Mexico (Mexican Farming) Part I #832671

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 01, 2006
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(Contepec, Mexico: Randall Pinkston) The plight of the Mexican farmer who grows corn examined; scenes shown from the Tepuxtepec Valley farm of Tirso ALvares Correa†† in Mexico's breadbasket; details given about NAFTA, which eliminated tariffs on most agricultural trade while Mexican farmers have been unable to sell any corn in the US but subsidized American corn is being sold cheaply in Mexico. [Avocado farmer Carlos ILLSLEY†- talks about avocado production.]

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Tomorrow segment on Mexico previewed.

Mitchell, Russ;
Pinkston, Randall

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