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Analysis: NAFTA struck El Paso hard, an exit by Trump could hurt more

Reuters  |  EL PASO, Texas 

By Ann SaphirEL PASO, Texas (Reuters) - The jeans Estela Ortiz wears to work on casual Fridays are a last vestige of the job she held for 24 years at Levi Strauss, one of El Paso's top employers before the North American Free Trade Agreement clobbered the town's textile industry. The 1994 trade pact helped eliminate the jobs of Ortiz and thousands of others in the West Texas border town, as manufacturing plants in the area left for Mexico and elsewhere, and firms boosted imports. But Ortiz, like many others in El Paso, has come to terms with the changes. Now, as the administration ...

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First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 17:37 IST