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[28 Jul 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
Migration from Another Point of View: A New Community

On the latest news there has been a lot of discussion about the data that shows a significant decrease in the number of migrants from Mexico towards the US. Mexican migration toward the US in 2000 was 500,000 on average annually. Last year it came down to 100,000.  And there are approximately only 9.5 million Mexican born citizens living in the USA.
There are many good explanations as to why we are experiencing this decrease. They go from pointing out the everyday lower salary differential between both countries, the surveillance increase at …

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[9 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Mexicans Among the Most Hard Working in OECD

Sometimes, Mexicans have been portrait as a nation of lazy people. This is a deeply rooted perception that some Mexicans have of themselves. They make jokes about it and there is no one lazier than a Mexican, just another Mexican. There even exists a stereotype, which has circled around the world of a Mexican, taking a nap in a hammock between two cacti.
However, figures don’t lie. Contrary to some stereotypes, Mexicans are far away from being lazy according to world standards. Studies by the organization for Economic Cooperation and Development …

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[27 Apr 2010 | One Comment | ]
SB1070: Shame on you!

SB 1070 is the new law enacted and passed by the state of Arizona and is the most comprehensive and stringent anti-immigration measure yet seen for decades in the United States. Among other things under law it is now considered a crime for anyone -and subject to arrest without warrant- if it is unable to prove lawful residence in the United States upon being asked based on “reasonable suspicion” to provide that proof. Starting on July or August 2010, when this law is enforced, the Arizona State Police will be …

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[2 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
Americans move to Mexico in search of a better life

In an earlier article, I wrote about the fact that more than one million Americans are currently living happily in Mexico. While these Americans come to Mexico because they feel inspired with the way Mexicans live their lives, this is not the only reason why they are deciding to make such a move.
A very interesting commentary on this week’s issue of Forbes magazine covers the same subject. The author states that this is a trend that shows no sign of slowing down and that some of the other …

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[12 Jul 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
Inspiring documentary about Americans living in Mexico

On my last post I wrote about the over one million Americans who love living in Mexico, and quoted Caren Cross as one of the many who have found ‘their place’ south of the border.
After 30 years of pursuing the American dream, Caren left it all behind to start a new life in Mexico. She soon realized that thousands of Americans have made the same choice, so she decided to produce “Lost and Found in Mexico”, a documentary about their story.
In her own words: “Lost and Found in Mexico …

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[7 Jul 2009 | 7 Comments | ]
Over one million Americans living happily in Mexico

InsideMexico ran an article by Margot Lee Shetterly a few years ago on the many Americans who live in Mexico.
The article might not be recent, but the issues covered continue to be relevant. She writes on how studies show that there are more than a million American citizens living in Mexico, and as many as half-million Canadians, plus thousands of Brits, Irish, Australians and English-speakers from various other countries.
And contrary to common wisdom, these Americans moved to Mexico not only because of the cost of living advantages. No, they …