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We chart the routes of, and reasons for, the barriers which are once again dividing populations
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Great content source for world history investigations.
This is exactly why I am interested in collaborative online international learning as well as adaptive learning.
What are the opportunities to integrate bridge building learning activities in an cirriculum, via online learning? Any subject any time. Even better, how to empower students to create self-directed study accross 'walls'? Gaming?
What types of stories will 'retell' this scenario? Reframe perspectives? What mediums can they be told through to reach the appropriate audiences?
Unfortunately, for our security, we must live in a Walled World
This image is from June 11, 2013, but if you click on the link you will see an image of Popocatépetl that is refreshed every minute. This massive volcano looms over Mexico City and plays a key role in the mythology of the city. The images are taken from a relatively new station in Tochimilco (clouds or intense weather might occasionally limit the visibility of the volcano).
Tags: Mexico, physical.
Among active volcanos in the world, this would be an extremly devastating one if it were to explode. Less than 50 miles from Mexico City, which is home to more than 20 million people in its entirety could be of threat. Just this year in July, there was steam and ash released which cancelled flights in and out of Mexico City and Toluca. That's a mere fraction of what could happen if this volcano had a full-blown explosion. On a lighter note, on days with good weather, this volcano is quite a spectacle of nearby cities and is the second highest peak in Mexico.
"With Europe sputtering and China costly, the 'stars are aligning' for Mexico as broad changes in the global economy create new dynamics of migration."
Mexico could be on the rise to become one of the world's manufacturing powers. The workforce is already there, now it's up to companies and people to build jobs for the citizens and immigrants moving in. Amazingly, a country which had so much migration away from the country is now moving back, and with they're not doing it alone but with people from around the world. "Build it and they will come". That being said, Mexico not only has appealing labor rates compared to China and other areas of the world, but the proximity to the United States makes opportunity very appealing. Being next to the U.S., a country which imports so much of its supplies, can be a gold mine for Mexico. In the future it is possible for the tables to turn. Where there was once Mexicans crossing the border for work, it could be Americans crossing the border into Mexico for work. An extreme statement, but anything can happen in this day and age.
The wealth of a nation can come from many differnet aspects, jobs land, ecnomy, resoucres, and labor force. In many contries like china and indina they have lots of factorys and factory workers. However what ahppens when the cost of living and transporations go up, should we give workers a pay raise? NO. The answer is to find people who are able to work for cheeper. This lead to the mass influx of mexican factorites and the mass influx of forign workers fleeing to mexico for the jobs and simple life.
It was very interesting to see how even workers form the US were going to mexico in search of jobs becuse ten years ago it was the exact oppisit.
As domestic problems increase in countries where the United States have been previously "setting up shop", institutions are rethinking where they outsource manufacturing to. It is becoming increasingly more expensive to ship goods from China or Europe. People of all sorts are turning to Mexico, where the United States already has a good manufacturing foundation, to find new opportunities in many different increasingly competitive (globally) sectors. This is allowing Mexico to be culturally, economically, and socially closer than ever before to many countries around the world. This large influx of people from all around the world is definitely welcomed, but is being monitored and managed with great care and strategy in order to ensure that this shift benefits everyone. Mexico is currently very flexible since it is transitioning into a more first-world country; this gives entrepreneurs a great place to start experimenting and migrants a chance to shape Mexico.