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Meaning of maquiladora

ma•qui•la•do•ra

Pronunciation: (mu-kē"lu-dôr'u), [key]
— pl. -ras.
  1. a factory run by a U.S. company in Mexico to take advantage of cheap labor and lax regulation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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