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Mexico City Wants to Become the Next Times Square

Mexico City Wants to Become the Next Times Square | Geography |
Mexico City's government is trying to transform one of the world's largest cities by beautifying public spaces, parks and monuments buried beneath a sea of honking cars, street hawkers, billboards and grime following decades of dizzying urban growth.

Via Tony Burton, RobersonWG
Nick Vojtkofsky's insight:

I don't think they are ready to  grow  into something this big. They should wait till they deal with their drug Trade problem. People will be to afraid to visit  and  all the resources used to make it would go to waste. They have better things that they could be using those resources on.

Sherryn Kottoor's comment, January 13, 2014 10:00 PM
I agree with @Vivica Juarez. This is a great opportunity to improve Mexico's infrastructure and show the beauty of the city. Although the drug war will continue, hopefully this will help decrease the amount of drug trade.
Isela Lopez's comment, January 13, 2014 10:05 PM
I think this is great for Mexico. After so much time of struggling I think a change is needed. Making the scenery more pretty will definitely attract more tourists which will bring more money to the country, improving the Economy. Although I believe the drug trade really can't be stopped because of how dangerous it is, this could possibly be a new start and a distraction from all the bad things happening in the country.
Rachel Cho's comment, January 14, 2014 12:21 AM
I agree with @Vivica Juarez because of the drug trade issue. People will never stop because they WANT to do it and they're addicted to this process by now, which is sickening.
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Life expectancy and infant mortality: how does Mexico compare to other countries? » Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

Life expectancy and infant mortality: how does Mexico compare to other countries? » Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | Geography |

How long do Mexicans live? The 20th century brought dramatic increases in longevity. From under 30 years at the beginning of the century it rose to 38 by 1930.

From there it went up to 50 by 1950 and reached 62 by 1970. By 2000 it was 72, almost double the 1930 value. Women live longer than men. Life expectancy for Mexican women is about 78; that for men is roughly 73 years. In the future Mexican longevity is expected to increase at about 2.5 years per decade. This is not as rapid as in the past but still significant.

Via Tony Burton, RobersonWG, Daniela salinas
Nick Vojtkofsky's insight:

I think it's amazing how fast life expectancy can rise in over a short amount of time. This shows the progress of medical knowledge in Mexico. I was expecting mexico to have a  much lower  life expectancy Because of the air pollution.

Ross Caddy's curator insight, January 13, 2014 5:23 PM

I can't believe how young Mexicans were dying back in the early twentieth century.  I assume the population has increased along with the life expectancy.  Due to the fact that it is increasing by 2.5 years per decade, people are going to be living pretty long within a few decades.  I think that along with the life expectancy on the rise that Mexico's infrastructure is going to improve over the course of time.  This is a good thing for the people of Mexico and can be for the U.S. and Canada, because Mexico will be able to trade and purchase more goods.

Zarrin Bashir's comment, January 13, 2014 9:35 PM
I think the country's infrastructure and the overall progress of Mexico is improving. Since the life expectancy has been getting higher there, it must mean that they are improving the living conditions of the country. In order for a country to have high life expectancy and less infant mortality , the country must have a lot more medical improvements and hospitals. According to the statistics in the article , Mexico's life expectancy and infant mortality changed for the better. I think it will continue increasing , since the conditions must be improving there.
Trinidad Millan's comment, January 13, 2014 10:06 PM
The decline in infant mortality, and growth in life expectancy means that Mexico's infrastructure is improving. It has changed greatly over the years. Before, Mexico used to lack sanitary hospitals, and was very corrupt. Now, the rates of life expectancy have changed and less people are dying. As more people are born, the population of Mexico will increase. It will increase I'm size because, the better the infrastructure, the better the living conditions. Which in the near future, could mean lower death rates in the country.