The economic relationship between Mexico and the United States is one of the most intense between two countries. Since 1994, when the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA or NAFTA) was signed, commercial exchanges have increased by more than 700%. More recently, in 2018 a new and more modern Mexico-United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement (T-MEC or USMCA) was agreed, which has further boosted ties throughout North America (including Canada), but above everything between Mexico and the United States.
Petates are a symbol of resilience and strength. They have been used by people who have faced many challenges and continue to be used by people who are struggling to survive. The petate is a reminder that even in the most difficult times, there is always hope.