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For Migrants, New Land of Opportunity Is Mexico

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"With Europe sputtering and China costly, the 'stars are aligning' for Mexico as broad changes in the global economy create new dynamics of migration."


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Aleena Reyes's curator insight, April 8, 2015 9:21 PM

Even though this article is now three years old, it is refreshing to see that Mexico is really making their mark on the global market. The Global North seems to be coming to a stalemate while "up and coming countries" like Mexico are becoming the perfect place for people to begin their businesses and have a fresh start on life. I can understand though, how it was mentioned on the third page of the article, that some locals may feel that foreigners, European especially, may be receiving some type of special treatment due to past colonialism. However, these entrepreneurs are shaping the economy of Mexico. This is Mexico's chance to advance in the world and increase its GDP. Young, aspiring moguls all seems to feel the same way about their homelands, "Europe, dying; Mexico, coming to life. The United States, closed and materialistic; Mexico, open and creative" and Diego Quemada-Diez, a Spanish director, was quoted in the article, "Europe feels spiritually dead and so does the United States...[y]ou end up wanting something else".  And apparently, Mexico has that "something else".

 

Chris Costa's curator insight, September 21, 2015 10:25 AM

Again, I would be interested in seeing how these statistics would change if they were to factor in illegal immigration from Mexico into the United States, but the data remains promising. Mexico has the potential to be an economic powerhouse, and hopefully will utilize this potential sooner rather than later. Although rampant corruption remains in the nation's politics and reinforcement agencies, a strong Mexican economy will ultimately deescalate the violence by stripping the cartels of their strongest allure- well-paying employment for uneducated young men. A stronger Mexican economy will also undoubtedly help the US in terms of trade, as well as reducing the rate of cartel-related violence in the southern regions of the nation. With so many Americans today rallying around Trump's racially-charged rants on Mexican immigration, it brings a smile to my face that we are currently sending more Americans to take Mexican jobs than they are sending our way. The hypocrisy of these politicians and their policies are laughable. 

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, April 5, 8:20 AM

I’ve posted earlier about the end of cheap China; the rising cost of doing business in China coupled with the higher transportation costs to get goods to North American and European markets have made manufacturing in Mexican much more competitive on the global market.  Many investors are turning to Mexico as an emerging land of opportunity and Mexico is now a destination for migrants.  This is still a new pattern:  only 1 percent of the country is foreign-born compared to the 13 percent that you would see in the United States.  Mexican migration to the United States has stabilized; about as many Mexicans have moved to the U.S. (2005-2010) as those that have moved south of the border.


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Global Study: World Not Ready for Aging Population - ABC News

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Global Study: World Not Ready for Aging Population ABC News The world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study going out Tuesday by the United Nations and...
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Mexican village 'wiped off the map'

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The BBC's Will Grant visits La Pintada, a village almost completely flattened by a mudslide where dozens of people are still missing.
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How visualizing health problems could help solve medical mysteries

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This week I've taken on the task of visualizing my own medical history and symptoms, in hopes of making the most of my appointment with a new doctor. Below is the full story (and visualizations are...
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Investing for peak population

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(James Saft is a Reuters columnist.The opinions expressed are his own.) By James Saft (Reuters) - Peak population is coming, sooner than you think, and ("Urbanization is the strongest contraceptive known to man." http://t.co/U0ujOndwL1...
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London 2012 athletes 'had bad teeth'

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Dentists have found "striking" levels of bad teeth in athletes competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Urbanization and Cardiovascular Disease - Raising heart-healthy children in today’s cities | World Heart Federation

Urbanization and Cardiovascular Disease - Raising heart-healthy children in today’s cities | World Heart Federation | IB Geography | Scoop.it
World Heart Federation (For #WorldHeartDay read @WorldHeartFed's report on how urban life impacts heart-healthy behaviour. http://t.co/mL3j2kcC0P)
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The true size of Mother Africa http://t.co/GlM3PomzeC #africa #geography #maps
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Afghanistan Today - Waiting for doctor's orders

Afghan/Women/Health Five state doctors for half a million women. Can Paktya Province halt the #healthcare nosedive? http://t.co/3eTz7LUo6z
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China suffers diabetes epidemic

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A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests 114 million adults are living with diabetes in China - the highest number of diabetics in the world.
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The Geography Of The Gender Pay Gap: Women's Earnings By State - Forbes

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The Geography Of The Gender Pay Gap: Women's Earnings By State
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New year, new statistics? Not for the gender pay gap, one of the most oft-contested numbers in gender equality in the workplace.
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Let’s Talk About Soil

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This animated film tells the reality of soil resources around the world, covering the issues of degradation, urbanization, land grabbing and overexploitation; the film offers options to make the way we manage our soils more sustainable.

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People's Republic of China’s Li Keqiang on the Urbanization Warpath

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is on the urbanization warpath. For Li, urbanization—transforming rural Chinese into urban dwellers—has become ...

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There are benefits to global warming, says UK climate official

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Britain’s cabinet minister responsible for tackling global warming told an audience at the Conservative Party conference that there is an upside to global warming.
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Slum population up, from 52 million to 65 million - The Hindu

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Slum population up, from 52 million to 65 million
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Newly released census data shows families living in slums have a far better child sex ratio than the urban Indian average.
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Outreach team to improve health access for natives

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Local aboriginals with complex health care needs now have a special outreach team at their disposal. (RT @NPAO2: Outreach team will go to whatever #communities they're needed in to improve #health access.
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AM - NSW set to ban smoking in all prisons 30/09/2013

AM - NSW set to ban smoking in all prisons 30/09/2013 | IB Geography | Scoop.it
An 18 month deadline has been set for all prison in New South Wales to become completely smoke free With as many as 80 per cent of inmates lighting up prison advocates say the move is necessary to p (NSW set to ban #smoking in all prisons.
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Migration and Geography


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Tony King's comment, January 13, 2013 11:35 AM
Just in case a lot of perfectly sane Americans decide to migrate to a civilized country like Canada
Trisha Klancar's curator insight, January 13, 2013 2:04 PM

I like this as it also sets up the beginning of the lesson if you were were unsure what to do with this.

Anhony DeSimone's curator insight, December 18, 2013 10:07 PM

Migration is what is need in order for the human race to relate to one another and survive. This shows us how we can learn form Migration from a geographical stand point. If you look at the Geography of how and where people move you will it will help you to develop a sense of what is next to come or what is needed to survive.

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David Attenborough: Stop Feeding Third World Nations to Reduce Population

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Anthony Gucciardi | Celebrated eugenicist Sir David Attenborough calls on nations to stop feeding third world citizens.

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Nasry Says Hi's curator insight, January 17, 2014 6:57 AM

No matter how cruel and pernicious the headline may sound, the article actually makes some sense. Don't get me wrong. By not feeding them, true, they would probably succumb to hunger, and most probably, without leaving behind any children. Expecting mothers may also have a miscarriage due to malnutrition, thus eliminating any chance of having kids. Similar to how people are advised not to feed stray cats to prevent them from breeding, this method is not impossible. Per contra, its millions of people we're talking about. We couldn't possibly let the whole lot of them suffer that way. Anyone perfectly sane would agree. Instead, I suggest that the some of the first world nations could set up an organization, one that sends its members to third world countries to help those who can still be helped; not those who suffer from severe malnutrition- They are beyond helping. Similar to how after a while, when anorexics try to eat even small meals, their stomachs would reject the food by making you throw up, these people's stomachs are too used to hunger and starvation that probably even an applewould make them spill their guts out.

 

And this David Attenborough has really messed up perspectives towards life.

 

But, oh well, to each his own.

Li Miaozi Lostsoul's comment, January 28, 2014 10:46 PM
Well having kids would make you even poorer as youll have more mouths to feed. If you cant even live well yourself why bring another life into the world to suffer with you? Setting up an organization is a good idea to help those that suffer from malnutrition. Get the first world nations to donate and give some funds to help those people and get them back into good health. Yea.
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Men and women get sick in different ways | ScienceBlog.com

Men and women get sick in different ways | ScienceBlog.com | IB Geography | Scoop.it
At the dawn of third millennium medical researchers still know very little about gender-specific differences in illness, particularly when it comes to disease (Men and Women get Sick in Different ways.
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What Can We Do With Unused Food?

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Doug Rauch, the former president of Trader Joe's, is planning to open a new market, the Daily Table, that will make use of fresh produce that is slightly past its sell-by date. (#Food #Health What Can We Do With Unused Food?
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400 Million Chinese Still Can't Speak Mandarin – Language Magazine | Speak Mandarin

About 30% of the Chinese population, or 400 million people, cannot speak Mandarin , according to figures recently released by China's Ministry of Education, despite government efforts to promote a common language.
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The Major Health Hazards Of Fast Food | SymptomFind.com

The Major Health Hazards Of Fast Food | SymptomFind.com | IB Geography | Scoop.it
It's important to understand the impact that eating fast food can have on your health, especially because it has been linked to serious conditions like diabetes and heart disease.

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Global Warming: Mitigate, Adapt... or Reverse? - OpEdNews

Global Warming: Mitigate, Adapt... or Reverse? - OpEdNews | IB Geography | Scoop.it

Plus, today we're facing a number of rapidly converging global crises--not just global warming, but energy and other resource depletion, collapse of biodiversity and the food web (no food chain, no food), an increasingly toxic world which creates our increasingly toxic bodies, economic collapse, growing poverty, and other social ills such as the loss of our sense of community and connection to all that makes life worthwhile. We are not isolated, rugged individuals, and this is why activism or civic engagement is so necessary for wholeness--for personal, social and planetary health and well-being.


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