When the world thinks of up-and-coming economies, the only non-Asian country that readily comes to mind is Brazil. That, however, may soon change. The stars are aligning, presaging what could prove to be a brilliant future for Mexico.
Latin America’s second-largest economy has long suffered from a combination of problems, some of which produced gruesomely bad press along with a hard-to-erase negative image. The problems, to be sure, have been real. But the image has been anything but balanced. Pictures of brutal killings in the country’s drug wars and high-pitched debates in the U.S. about waves of impoverished Mexican immigrants crossing the border have combined to sketch the portrait of a dangerous country in continuing turmoil. ...
To read the rest, sign up to try World Politics Review
- TWO WEEKS FREE.
- Cancel any time.
- After two weeks, just $18 monthly or $118/year.
Request a free trial for your office or school. Everyone at a given site can get access through our institutional subscriptions.
- U.K.’s Growing Engagement in Latin America Faces Risks and Competition
- The Realist Prism: Venezuela, Ukraine Challenge Assumptions Behind Defense Cuts
- World Citizen: A Budding Love Affair Between Israel and Latin America
- The Realist Prism: Why the U.S. Always Calls for Dialogue, and Why it Always Fails
- Ahead of Elections, Colombia’s Santos Signals Tough Stance on Mining