What was NAFTA?
How did it affect the corn trade between the United States and Mexico?
What were some of the consequences of the change for Mexican farmers? Consider both economic and non-economic impacts.
What recent developments may impact this situation moving forward? Do these seem likely to address the problems you identified?
Do you have any ideas for possible solutions or remedies to improve the situation?
What are the controversies surrounding the production/consumption of palm oil?
Who grows/harvests palm oil in Indonesia? How have communities been impacted by oil palm production? Think in terms of sustainability and the autonomy of a community.
What is one proposed environmental initiative related to palm oil production in Indonesia? Does this solve the problem for communities?
What are the controversies surrounding the proposed canal?
How will local populations be impacted by the proposed canal?
What about the broader Nicaraguan population? Do they support or oppose the project?
What solutions might be possible? Whose needs should be considered the most important?
What is the history of foreign aid in Pakistan? What social changes have occurred as a result?
What are some potentially negative impacts from IMF loans as depicted in the film Life and Death? More specifically how might the new $6 billion loan have a negative impact in Pakistan?
How might communities in Pakistan be impacted in the future?