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Mexico’s growing industrial might » Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

Mexico’s growing industrial might » Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Industrial exports from Mexico are growing rapidly and diversifying. Some of this growth is coming at the expense of China and other Asian countries.
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The Deportees Taking Our Calls

The Deportees Taking Our Calls | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
How American immigration policy has fuelled an unlikely industry in El Salvador.
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Canada's Rings of Fire

Canada's Rings of Fire | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Opiate addiction and mining developments are threatening the future of Canada's First Nations rural communities.
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The grim truth of Chinese factories producing the west’s Christmas toys

The grim truth of Chinese factories producing the west’s Christmas toys | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Undercover investigation by China Labor Watch exposes low wages, hazardous chemicals and overtime beyond legal limits
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Anti-globalists on the march

Anti-globalists on the march | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Ever since the global financial crisis that began in 2008, pessimists have been predicting a major backlash against globalisation. By and large, they have been wrong. But in 2017 the gloomy forecasts of a reaction against free trade and international capitalism will finally be vindicated.Nationalism and its sibling, protectionism, are both on the march—propelled by a rampant batch of populist politicians in the West.
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Labor joins Coalition in backing larger trade deal to replace TPP

Labor joins Coalition in backing larger trade deal to replace TPP | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Consensus in Canberra as leaders prepare to attend Apec summit and confront the death of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Even Worse Than We Feared

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Even Worse Than We Feared | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
A young inventor has a cleanup plan -- but he has to understand the enormity first.
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Farming mega-mergers threaten food security, say campaigners

Farming mega-mergers threaten food security, say campaigners | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Deals would put the majority of seeds, chemicals and GM traits in the hands of three companies, deepening poverty for small-scale farmers
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South Korea's K-Pop stars look for success in Australia - BBC News

South Korea's K-Pop stars look for success in Australia - BBC News | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
With hair product and choreography, South Korean pop stars are attempting something in Australia few Asian music acts have achieved: success in the West.
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Why native English speakers fail to be understood in English – and lose out in global business

Why native English speakers fail to be understood in English – and lose out in global business | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Resented, mistrusted and misunderstood – do native English speakers risk being marginalised in international business?
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Where the river runs red: can Norilsk, Russia's most polluted city, come clean?

Where the river runs red: can Norilsk, Russia's most polluted city, come clean? | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Metals firm Norilsk Nickel shut down one of its factories in June in an attempt to clean up the notoriously polluted city. But when a river turned red after a spillage this month, it was clear its environmental problems are far from resolved
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Africa cracks down on social media - BBC News

Africa cracks down on social media - BBC News | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
As the mobile revolution continues to drive change across Africa, governments are trying to curb cyber crime - but is this an excuse to crack down on social media?
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Africa calling: mobile phone revolution to transform democracies

Africa calling: mobile phone revolution to transform democracies | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Explosive growth in mobile broadband use across the continent is improving transparency and giving a voice to citizens
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Burundi turns to WhatsApp as political turmoil brings media blackout | Thierry Vircoulon

Burundi turns to WhatsApp as political turmoil brings media blackout | Thierry Vircoulon | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Threats and harassment have driven journalists into exile, leaving social media to fill the void for those wanting to reach the world and connect disparate groups
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Sudan's social media campaign of civil dissent boosts hopes of change

Sudan's social media campaign of civil dissent boosts hopes of change | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
After stay-at-home strikes close businesses and schools, President Omar al-Bashir challenges activists to take to the streets
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China: The world's new champion of free trade?

China: The world's new champion of free trade? | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
We look at what it means for developing countries when the US decides to take a protectionist stance.
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Trump is right: Nafta is a disaster. But US workers aren’t the big losers | Felicity Lawrence

Trump is right: Nafta is a disaster. But US workers aren’t the big losers | Felicity Lawrence | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
The president-elect has promised to rip up the free trade treaty, yet there is no sign that his approach will be any fairer
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Humanitarian Groups Enlist Smartphone Users To Map Crisis Zones

Humanitarian Groups Enlist Smartphone Users To Map Crisis Zones | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
With a smartphone app and some idle time, you can help groups like the Red Cross navigate areas in need.
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Don’t blame globalisation for poverty | Liam Fox

Don’t blame globalisation for poverty | Liam Fox | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Provided corruption is kept in check and governance improves in the developing world, free trade can benefit everybody, even the world’s poorest people
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Global growth: Still made in China

Global growth: Still made in China | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
China is perfectly capable of addressing all sets of challenges simultaneously.
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The End of China Inc?

The End of China Inc? | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
As time is running out for China to pay off its bad debts, 101 East investigates if this could be the end of China Inc.
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Ford to Move Small-Car Production to Mexico

Ford to Move Small-Car Production to Mexico | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
The automaker will transfer its U.S.-based small-car production south of the border “over the next two to three years,” its CEO says.
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Brexit could cost poorest countries £320m a year, warn economists

Brexit could cost poorest countries £320m a year, warn economists | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Overseas Development Institute experts and others say developing countries will be hit hard if preferential access to British market is lost
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'It feels like a gift': mobile phone co-op transforms rural Mexican community

'It feels like a gift': mobile phone co-op transforms rural Mexican community | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
In indigenous communities like Nuyoó, where almost every family has members who have migrated for work, low-cost phone calls are seen as an essential service
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Can the internet reboot Africa?

Can the internet reboot Africa? | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
With smartphone use and web penetration soaring, Africa is set for a tech revolution – but only if its infrastructure can support it
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