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Commentary on Latin America.
Mostly about Mexico - but not always.
Designed to encourage readers to learn about
the apparently "secret history" of 500 million people
spread across two continents
- but not always.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Free Trade Zone Chemical and Waste Storage

KCRW has a Sunday radio show by Harry Shearer called Le Show. In it Shearer "reads the trades" and tells you what corporations are up to as discussed in their own publications. It is horrifying.

I started doing the same back in Montana (before I had heard of Le Show, thank you very much) and I occasionally do this for Free Trade Zone companies. That is how I ran onto ZOLIC today.

While many NGOs dealing with Free Trade Zone issues deal with labor or byproducts of industrial production, a visit to the ZOLIC site shows that some trade zones are storage facilities for industrial waste produced elsewhere. In short, all the waste without even the overture of the insultingly low wage and bad conditions. Check out ZOLIC here and here.

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