The thirteenth debate in the series seeks to answer the question, "Will Mexico assume clear leadership in Latin America? Mexico boasts a skilled workforce, low costs and proximity to the United States. Investment has boomed despite the ongoing drug wars, corruption and a weak rule of law. Marcus Troyjo, Columbia University In the next decade, especially if Brazil fails to implement a grand strategy for its economic ambitions, Mexico has the clear potential to become the largest economy in Latin America and one of the most dynamic emerging markets.
Mexico is a country located in North America and is bordered by the United States to the north, Belize and Guatemala to its south, the Gulf of Mexico to its east and the North Pacific Ocean to its west. Its capital, Mexico City, is located in the south-central part of the country.
As of Julythe population of Mexico was estimated to be , This is 19, more than the population of 81,, reflecting a ten-year increase of Inthe birth rate was estimated to be This was more than 4 times the death rate of 5.
Based on a projected annual growth rate of 1.
Indians are from 25 to 30 percent, Caucasians from 9 to 15 percent, and Africans are a very small part of the population.
These estimates of racial groupings are tenuous at best because Mexicans do not characterize themselves in racial terms. Groups are defined culturally so that the term "mestizo" means someone who is culturally Mexican in language, dress, and perspective.
Someone who does not speak Spanish but speaks an Indian dialect and dresses in traditional Indian wear would be considered Indian, even if that individual were Caucasian.
Indeed, in Mexico an increasing number of Indians are becoming mestizos by adopting the Spanish language and de-emphasizing their Indian customs.
The Mexican population is also a relatively young population; 4 percent are older than 65 while 34 percent are under It is also an urban population; 70 percent of the population lives in urban areas while 30 percent lives in rural areas 50 percent lived in rural areas in Mexico City is the largest metropolis in the world, with population estimates ranging between 18 and 20 million.
InGuadalajara and Netzahual-coyotl were estimated to have populations of 1. The nature of the population of Mexico is notable in at least 2 other respects.
First, in Mexico became the first country in Latin America to adopt a population control policy. Overcrowding in cities and unemployment were serious problems. Indeed, Mexico had become a victim of its own success. The Mexican death rate had decreased as a result of advances in preventive medicine and sanitation, making it possible to control such diseases as yellow fever.
The death rate was Despite this decrease in the death rate, the fertility rate the number of children born to each woman had remained constant during this time. The end result was an increase in the population so that it grew an average of 3. Since the institution of the population policy, the rate of growth of the population has gradually decreased to an average of 1.
The second respect in which the population of Mexico is interesting has to do with the sizeable net migration of Mexicans to the United States.The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is an agreement signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States and entered into force on 1 January in order to establish a trilateral trade bloc in North America.
This film from Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón chronicles a tumultuous year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early s. Watch trailers & learn more. Migration to Latin America.
|Featured in World||Camarota is the director of research and Karen Zeigler is a demographer at the Center. On September 13, the Census Bureau released some data from the American Community Survey ACS that shows significant growth in the immigrant legal and illegal population living in the United States.|
|Los Angeles Times - We are currently unavailable in your region||Diabetes alone kills as many as 70, people a year in Mexico -- roughly equal to the deaths authorities say are caused by more than six years of the country's gangland wars.|
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Go to the links about this subject. 1: Among all these migrants there was also return and intra-American out-migration. In this the Italians and the Spaniards stand out as the most mobile. Especially in Mexico, Central America, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay. Argentina, Brazil, Mexico. Negative.
There is a new exchange traded fund tracking Latin American equities and it excludes Brazil, the region’s largest economy.
The Xtrackers MSCI Latin America Pacific Alliance ETF (NYSEArca: PACA. This is a list of Latin American countries and dependent territories by population, which is sorted by the mid-year normalized demographic projections..
The other day I had the opportunity to participate in the annual CAF conference on Infrastructure, this time held in Mexico City. The conference featured CAF's new IDEAL report on the state of infrastructure in Latin America and the conference, attended by many decision and opinion makers from across LAC, was organized around findings of the report.