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Business & Economics in Latin America & the Caribbean

Raul, The Terrible

In December 2001, the government of Argentina devalued the currency and froze Argentinians savings - pushing the middle class into the even larger pool of unemployed working poor. Raul fights to change the world. A film by David Bradbury. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. c2006. 53 min.

Stepan Chemical: The Poisoning of a Mexican Community.

When the Chicago-based Stepan Chemical plant in Matamoros, Mexico dumped xylene, a toxic solvent linked to birth defects, into open canals near the homes of the people of Matamoros, the people of Matamoros, through their community leaders and with help from the U.S.-based Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras, fought to end this contamination and demanded a full accounting from Stepan Chemical and environmental agencies in the U.S. and Mexico, as part of their struggle for a clean environment. c1992. 18 min.

The Global Assembly Line.

Documentary, filmed in electronic and garment factories, examines working forces in United States and free-trade zones of developing countries particularly the Philippines and Mexico. 1986. 58 min.

Trading Democracy (Bill Moyers Reports)

An analysis of the effects of Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (aka: NAFTA), which contains a legal loophole that corporate investors are exploiting to circumvent the American legal system. 2002. 57 min.

Under Rich Earth

"The Intag valley of Ecuador is a lush and fertile paradise inhabited by strong-willed and resourceful family farmers. Three generations of families have carved out a hard but good life in this remote frontier. While they don't earn much cash for their work, they own rich land, which is the greatest security for their children and for future generations. Under Rich Earth is a feature length documentary that follows family farmers in the Intag valley who resist what they consider to be the invasion of their land by foreign prospectors.