As a BUSINESS WEEK subscriber for the past two years, I would like to compliment you on "The Border" (Cover Story, May 12). Being of Mexican heritage, I have grown up in a world of two languages and cultures. I'm currently attending the University of Texas at Brownsville and working on my MBA in the evenings, so I enjoyed finding out more of what NAFTA was all about. There are so many different components of the accord.

In the long run, all three countries will benefit from the signing of the agreement. Although many will argue that jobs have been taken south of the border, which in some cases is true, we must also look at the increase of exports. Keep reporting on those business issues that are of importance and interest for many of us.

Juan Ortiz

Brownsville, Tex.

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