“For many Mexicans, Nafta promised to make real ‘the fever dreams of joining the modern economy … All former rural workers would be in new jobs in the burgeoning manufacturing industries of the post-Nafta world. That just hasn’t happened. The only way that Mexico became a ‘first world’ country was in terms of diet.” Another interesting piece in the NYT’s Planet Fat series: A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico’s Soaring Obesity.