From the Washington Post:
The growing middle class that is fast becoming Mexico’s majority is
buying more U.S. goods than ever, while turning Mexico into a more
democratic, dynamic and prosperous American ally.
“We are obsessed with China when we ought to seriously focus, for our own benefit, on our neighbor Mexico,” said Robert Pastor, a professor of international relations at American University and author of “The North American Idea.”
While news about headless torsos, drug barons and illegal immigration dominates the headlines,
and much of the Obama administration agenda south of the border has
focused on law enforcement, economists say another story is one of
“Not only is Mexico doing better, macroeconomically
speaking, than the false stereotypes would have us think, Mexico is
actually doing better than the United States,” said Richard Fisher,
president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, who applauds Mexico for
controlling inflation, balancing budgets and managing debt.
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