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Some manufacturers say 'adios' to China

Some manufacturers say 'adios' to China | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
The cost of doing business in China has been rising steadily, say companies that have returned to Mexico.
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What goes around, comes almost back around.  At least these jobs are getting closer to possibly returning to the US.

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Mexico's 'maquiladora' labor system keeps workers in poverty | McClatchy

Mexico's 'maquiladora' labor system keeps workers in poverty | McClatchy | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Some four decades after welcoming foreign assembly plants and factories, known as maquiladoras, Mexico has seen only a trickle of its industrial and factory workers join the ranks of those who even slightly resemble a middle class.
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Just Plain "Mexico", Please

Just Plain "Mexico", Please | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it

Mexican President Felipe Calderon says he wants to change the official name of the country from the United Mexican States to, simply, Mexico. - BBC

 

The outgoing president of Estados Unidos Mexicanos wants to change the name of the country to just "Mexico", no longer seeing a need to copy the name of their northern neighbor, as was done in 1824.

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Mexico's 'maquiladora' labor system keeps workers in poverty | McClatchy

Mexico's 'maquiladora' labor system keeps workers in poverty | McClatchy | AP Human Geography @ Hermitage High School - Ms. Anthony | Scoop.it
Some four decades after welcoming foreign assembly plants and factories, known as maquiladoras, Mexico has seen only a trickle of its industrial and factory workers join the ranks of those who even slightly resemble a middle class.
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