Canada Jumps On The Booming Mexico Bandwagon
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  • Snake_Oil_Baron

    “New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman said that Mexico “will become the dominant economic power in the 21st century.””

    That’s a tad much but it is in a good position for growth. If the US and Mexico could reach a consensus on ending prohibition the gang problem would end, vast sums of money and lives would be saved and industries like tourism would expand faster but such agreement is unlikely. Like socialism, prohibition is always *one more try* away from working according to ideologues.

  • wigwag

    “In February, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman said that Mexico “will become the dominant economic power in the 21st century.” (Globe and Mail)

    Given Friedman’s record when it comes to prescience, his remark might just be the kiss of death for Mexico.

    • Andrew Allison

      Right. One wonders why pundits with conspicuously bad track records continue to be treated seriously. Those at the NYT are particularly inept.

  • ljgude

    Even my inner Tom Friedman is having trouble believing that President Pena is making progress against the cartels. I hope so, but I have seen the problem at close quarters and it is has far deeper roots in Mexican society than most realize. Those with power in Mexico – the rich, the landowners, and the unions leave the peasantry with a choice between going el norte or working for the cartels. The demand for drugs in the US isn’t going away so therefore the cartels won’t.

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