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Mexico City Wants to Become the Next Times Square

Mexico City Wants to Become the Next Times Square | World Geo |
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
Rachel Cho's insight:

Mexico City wanting to be the next "Times Square" is good for them. Even though it is going to take tons of dollars, tourists would go there which would increase the circulation of people. Also, increasing infrastructure may lead to more income and would turn them into a more developed community. On the other hand, I really don't think that drug trade will ever stop because people are so desperate. All in all, this change can help the city experience positive growth by distracting them of what is really happening. 

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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Missing Girls...

"In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because of this so-called 'gendercide' or femicide."

Via Seth Dixon, RobersonWG
Rachel Cho's insight:

It's very tragic that this is happening all over the world. I find this very surprising because in the US, men and women are equal. This tragedy    would affect me mainly because I wouldn't be alive, plus the mother who killed her 8 female children is very frightening. I think this is happening because they think that men overpower woman and there will be more successful. I think this continues to happen because they still haven't progressed from old values that tell that men are superior.  They are trying to decrease the population as well. Overall, this article makes you second guess people in this world who are still in the old mindset.

Sreya Ayinala's curator insight, December 2, 2014 9:52 PM

Unit 3 Cultural Processes and Patterns

Amanda Morgan's curator insight, December 15, 2014 3:45 PM

This femicide is extremely disappointing.  Genocide is expected in third world, war torn countries.  The fact that it's 2014 and female babies are murdered for being girls, and parents are scared for their  children's lives, show how much power the government has over the people's lives. It is sad to think the government has the power to dictate how many children families can have and what gender.  On the flip side, these are countries that are extremely overpopulated.  The one child policy in China is what China is currently using (along with this femicide) as population control.  This is an important issue because there needs to be some sort of population control, but to what extent? This is taking away someone's basic human right - to procreate. Parents do not have control over what gender they produce and if they produce a female, their child may be taken and murdered from them. The state takes away what you created, your offspring and there is nothing they can do about it. 

Taylor Doonan's curator insight, March 30, 5:24 PM
This video addresses the problems with having a girl versus having a boy baby. It talks about families killing babies if they are girls, aborting them, all so they can go on to have a son. According to the video 200 million girls are missing throughout the world. Many of these missing girls are daughters that were aborted or killed so their families could go onto have a son.