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Analysis: How Mexico got back in the game

Monday, February 25, 2013


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, writes Thomas L. Friedman.

Impossible, you say? Well, yes, Mexico with only about 110 million people could never rival China or India in total economic clout.

Everything you’ve read about Mexico is true: drug cartels, crime syndicates, government corruption and weak rule of law hobble the nation. But that’s half the story. The reality is that Mexico today is more like a crazy blend of the movies “No Country for Old Men” and “The Social Network.”

Source: New York Times