Made in Mexico

Type into Google ‘Made in Mexico’ and the first thing that comes up is a company that specializes in ‘Maquiladora Management Services’, or rather, in setting up factories in the maquiladora districts in Mexico.

Made in Mexico Inc.

Essentially, if you have the corporate funds Made in Mexico Inc. can set you up a maquiladora that will start turning profits ‘instantly’.  Not only do they boast about their ability to get around labour laws, but they openly present Mexico as a haven for cheap labour due to: “the wage for low-level jobs in Mexico is approximately 25% of the hourly wage paid to workers in the U.S.. which nets you enormous cost savings”; and that “Mexico’s standard work-week of 48 hours yields unbeatable speed of production without the financial drain of overtime pay” (“The Maquiladora Industry,” Madeinmexicoinc.com).

With its catch-phrase “Your Connection to Mexico’s Low-Cost Labor Force” it both dehumanizes the workers and puts corporate management at more than an arm’s length from any responsbility.

Made in Mexico Inc. illustrates that the realities of corporate control over the maquiladora districts in Mexico is no secret. It is visible, accessible, and marketable.

5 Responses to “Made in Mexico”

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