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12.20.2005

"Mexico Promises to Block Border Wall Plan"

"Had a labor accident in the United States? You have rights ... Call,"

I'm surprised how much Mexican officials can get away with. Instead of asking why their people would want to leave their country for work, they complain the US might potentially maybe sorta try to somewhat stop illegal immigration.

4 Comments:

At 3:28 PM, Blogger oded said...

Well part of the nafta agreement was based on allowing more migrant workers into the US. so mexico is understandably angry about how we welched on that post 9/11.

 
At 9:47 AM, Blogger Ivan said...

Oded, that's just false: the number of migrant workers has been rapidly increasing since NAFTA.

Not since the early 20th century have rates been this high.

I'm just amazed that the Mexican government has a huge corruption problem, massive untapped natural resources, a population where 60% would love to leave, and still has the balls to complain about a potential US policy.

 
At 2:08 PM, Blogger Miguel said...

Why people want to leave Mexico for work: Because Mexico's privatisation under NAFTA was a disaster for 999 people out of 1,000 and the remaining .1% are so spoiled rich they don't have any incentive to make political changes or support financial institutions that help the economy as a whole.

Thank, ask another.

 
At 5:31 PM, Blogger Ivan said...

Mexico isn't some bubble, upon which you can blame everything on the outside institutions affecting it.

NAFTA has generally been good for Mexico, but it has little to do with the persistent corruption at the city, state, and federal level.

So the excuse for the ruling class is that they are filthy rich? That doesn't seem very good to me.

How about the (perhaps non existent) middle class or lower class? For whom do they vote?

My general understanding is that government is a big problem in Mexico, and deserves most of the blame of any stagnant problems.

 

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