Red Mexicana de Acción Frente al Libre Comercio (RMALC)

Micro-economy, alternative development

Since mid-1990, encouraged by the experience of Canadian society that fought against the terms of a trade agreement between his country and the United States, a group of Mexican social and civic organizations came together to reflect on the implications of a free trade agreement as possible in North America. After consultation, they decided to create the Red Mexicana de Acción Frente al Libre Comercio (RMALC). This organization was not born in opposition to the death against the idea of ​​negotiating a commercial treaty with the United States and Canada, but in research and implementation of an alternative development project neoliberalism and, in parallel, fight for the transition to democracy. The situation to negotiate an alliance with the two northern countries, led to the RMALC to take immediate action to influence and to press that the agreement is a real instrument that would ensure a more equitable national development, not another step in the consolidation of the neoliberal model promoted by the Americans since 1982.