The Craig Fahle Show

World 101: Politics, Conflicts, Culture and the Business Economy in Mexico

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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Considering its proximity and America's love hate relationship with it, Mexico is a fascinating country with deep rooted mestizo culture, Cartel violence, human rights violations and an exploding middle class. Mexico is is also Latin America’s second largest exporter, sending manufactured goods, oil and oil products, silver, fruits, vegetables, coffee and cotton all over the world.

Craig speaks with Senior Associate for Mexico and Central America at the Washington Office for Latin American Affairs Maureen Meyer, Director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Duncan Wood and Associate Director of the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies at Wayne State University Dr. Ethriam Brammer. Their panel discussion focuses on the politics and issues in Mexico and how it impacts the United States and the rest of the world.

Did You Know?

- It's middle class is exploding.

- Mexico is the 2nd largest economy in Latin America.

- Mexico is on the way to replacing China as the premier global manufacturing platform for selling into North and South American markets.

- The Committee to Protect Journalists considers Mexico one of the most dangerous countries for Journalists.

This segment is a part of The Craig Fahle Show's World 101 Series. To visit another country click here.