I stumbled across this story through digg and it seemed pretty well supported even though it hasn’t been covered in the mainstream media at all yet. The Bush administration appears to be planning for a Mexico-USA-Canada “super corridor” to bypass a couple unions.
The new road will allow containers from the Far East to enter the United States through the Mexican port of Lazaro Cardenas, bypassing the Longshoreman’s Union in the process. The Mexican trucks, without the involvement of the Teamsters Union, will drive on what will be the nation’s most modern highway straight into the heart of America. The Mexican trucks will cross border in FAST lanes, checked only electronically by the new “SENTRI” system. The first customs stop will be a Mexican customs office in Kansas City, their new Smart Port complex, a facility being built for Mexico at a cost of $3 million to the U.S. taxpayers in Kansas City.
The first segment through Texas is ready to be constructed next year! The implication is the creation of a North American Union like the European Union, although it’ll probably end up being more like a natural extension of NAFTA. Less politics, more economics.