25/02/2013

Thomas Friedman on Mexico in the NYT



Thomas Friedman is like the Pope of both the finance world and the diplomacy people. This week in the New York Times, he wrote about on Mexico, and not as we could expect.


Selected quotes below. A must read if you're interested in Mexico.

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"IN India, people ask you about China, and, in China, people ask you about India: Which country will become the more dominant economic power in the 21st century? I now have the answer: Mexico".

"It’s as if Mexicans subconsciously decided that their drug-related violence is a condition to be lived with and combated but not something to define them any longer". 

"Mexico now is taking manufacturing market share back from Asia and attracting more global investment than ever in autos, aerospace and household goods".

"What struck me most here in Monterrey, though, is the number of tech start-ups that are emerging from Mexico’s young population".

"If Secretary of State John Kerry is looking for a new agenda, he might want to focus on forging closer integration with Mexico rather than beating his head against the rocks of Israel, Palestine, Afghanistan or Syria".

"Mexico still has huge governance problems to fix, but what’s interesting is that, after 15 years of political paralysis, Mexico’s three major political parties have just signed “a grand bargain,” a k a “Pact for Mexico,” under the new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, to work together to fight the big energy, telecom and teacher monopolies that have held Mexico back".

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Read the whole article here:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/opinion/sunday/friedman-how-mexico-got-back-in-the-game.html?src=ISMR_AP_LO_MST_FB

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