Mexico : what everyone needs to know

by Camp, Roderic A.,

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Upper St. Clair Township Library Non-fiction 983 MEXICO CAM
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Non-fiction
Call Number  983 MEXICO CAM
Today all would agree that Mexico and the United States have never been closer - that the fates of the two republics are inextricably intertwined. It has become an intimate part of life in almost every community in the United States, through immigration, imported produce, business ties, orillegal drugs. It is less a neighbor than a sibling; no matter what our differences, it is intricately a part of our existence. In the fully updated second edition of Mexico: What Everyone Needs to KnowRG, Roderic Ai Camp gives readers the most essential information about our sister republic to the south. Camp organizes chapters around major themes - security and violence, economic development, foreign relations, the colonialheritage, and more. He asks questions that take us beyond the headlines: Why does Mexico have so much drug violence? What was the impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement? How democratic is Mexico? Who were Benito Juarez and Pancho Villa? What is the PRI (the Institutional RevolutionaryParty)? The answers are sometimes surprising. Despite ratification of NAFTA, for example, Mexico has fallen behind Brazil and Chile in economic growth and rates of poverty. Camp explains that lack of labor flexibility, along with low levels of transparency and high levels of corruption, make Mexicoless competitive than some other Latin American countries. The drug trade, of course, enhances corruption and feeds on poverty; approximately 450,000 Mexicans now work in this sector. Brisk, clear, and informed, Mexico: What Everyone Needs To KnowRG offers a valuable primer for anyone interested in the past, present, and future of our neighbor to the South.
Additional Information
Series What everyone needs to know.
Subjects National security -- Mexico.
Mexico -- Politics and government.
Mexico -- Economic conditions.
Mexico -- Economic policy.
United States -- Relations -- Mexico.
Mexico -- Relations -- United States.
Publisher New York, NY :[2017]
Edition Second edition.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xviii, 230 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780190494162
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