John Ross reports form the Purepecha Indian village of Santa Cruz Tanaco in the Mexican state of Michoacan — about changes in the nature of agriculture in Mexico. He tells us about migration fueled by the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, and major lifestyle changes that have come as a result, including an increased role for women in the fields. This is a “bright light in a [otherwise] dismal prospectus,” as men tend to pin their hopes on the market, and women are more in sync with the land.

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