What is amaquiladora??
Factories that make goods on contract to a“parent” company
There are over 3,000 maquiladoras in Mexico;the majority are owned by U.S. interests andlocated within thirty miles of the border
“In 1980, the maquiladoras employed about120,000 workers; by 1990, their numbers hadrisen to over 400,000; and at its high point of 1999, some 1.3 million held maquiladora jobs,”(Mattingly, 81).