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Old 02-05-2010, 05:02 PM
 
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. A combination of being pro-active and eliminating corruption could lift Mexico out of the 3rd world...eventually.
Absoloutely true...it COULD. Meanwhile, until such time as this happens, and Mexico offers its citizens a First World society...what do you propose that we, in the US, do about illegal immigration?

 
Old 02-06-2010, 01:34 PM
 
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Needless to say: Mexico has to step up and do the work. Poverty is no excuse being that Mx is in the top 10th Percentile of nations in GDP----------it has over twice the per capita income of China.
Well there is the issue of debt reduction. The issue of an economy that liberalized too quickly, thus creating concentrated wealth. There is also the issue regarding American corporations effectively paying below poverty wages in Mexico (yes, even relative to the population). Not to mention the corruption reinforced by American corporate interests.

We also have the billions of dollars in funding going strictly to drug enforcement (primarily marijuana). This helps the drug cartels gain strength.

There are unique challenges that face Mexico. With that said, it's not entirely up to Mexico to succeed, we need to also change our treatment to our southern neighbor.
 
Old 02-06-2010, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Well there is the issue of debt reduction. The issue of an economy that liberalized too quickly, thus creating concentrated wealth. There is also the issue regarding American corporations effectively paying below poverty wages in Mexico (yes, even relative to the population). Not to mention the corruption reinforced by American corporate interests.

We also have the billions of dollars in funding going strictly to drug enforcement (primarily marijuana). This helps the drug cartels gain strength.

There are unique challenges that face Mexico. With that said, it's not entirely up to Mexico to succeed, we need to also change our treatment to our southern neighbor.
Closing/locking our southern border would be a good start: maybe then the (mostly Indian) poor Mexican people will find a 'Martin Luther King'. Till then: there simply is not enough pressure on the (mostly) White SoB to effect change.
 
Old 02-06-2010, 09:36 PM
 
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Closing/locking our southern border would be a good start: maybe then the (mostly Indian) poor Mexican people will find a 'Martin Luther King'. Till then: there simply is not enough pressure on the (mostly) White SoB to effect change.
That made no sense.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 02:10 AM
 
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Closing/locking our southern border would be a good start: maybe then the (mostly Indian) poor Mexican people will find a 'Martin Luther King'. Till then: there simply is not enough pressure on the (mostly) White SoB to effect change.
I agree. Once perhaps a change in Mexico occurs, hopefully by them going back home and changing it themselves, they will be a happier lot freely enjoying thier own country. Until then, they will continue to suck this country dry.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 02:18 AM
 
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I don't necessarily agree with that....there are plenty of poor people living in Mexico who have no intention of crossing. A combination of being pro-active and eliminating corruption could lift Mexico out of the 3rd world...eventually.
Slig, Mexico is not a 3rd world country.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Slig, Mexico is not a 3rd world country.
Mexico is a Third World country overall. If broken down by states; Nuevo Leon would be essentially First World by itself whereas, say, Chiapas definitely qualifies as such.
 
Old 02-07-2010, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Too sad he died - bottom line - he never should have BEEN THERE in the first place.
 
Old 02-08-2010, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Slig, Mexico is not a 3rd world country.
If I'm mistaken then I stand corrected. To some extent I suppose it depends who you're asking, but according to this website Mexico is 3rd World.

http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworl..._countries.htm
 
Old 02-09-2010, 03:55 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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well the concept of 1st, 2nd and 3rd is changing. its refferred to as developed, developing/emerging and under developed.

the IMF (along with other groups like NATO) classify these nations.

mexico would be an emerging country. pretty much 2nd world. like russia, israel or brazil

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If I'm mistaken then I stand corrected. To some extent I suppose it depends who you're asking, but according to this website Mexico is 3rd World.

First, Second, and Third World
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