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Better Labor Rights Could Keep More Mexicans at Home

March 04, 2019

Mexico’s new president has said migration should be a choice rather than a necessity. But for Andrés Manuel López Obrador to make good on that vision, his administration will have to address its root causes, including labor rights abuse in Mexico. Building and enforcing a responsive labor rights regime will require cooperation between all branches of government, the private sector, law enforcement, and trade partners.

Enforcement of labor laws would be a start. Mexico is currently one of the...

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