Continent on the Move (Mexico)

  • 1993 ----- color ----- 57 min ----- vhs///
  • (Americas series, Part 3) Mexico has lived in the shadow of its northern cousin since the Revolution in 1910. Its economy stagnated for years, important only as cheap provider of goods to the United States. The push towards mass mechanization in the '70s inspired a false hope--prosperity through industrialization. People fled from the country to the cities in ever higher numbers to seek employment; but only the rich seemed to benefit from foreign aid. With the passage of NAFTA, Mexico's future seems brighter, more encouraging for those who have never had a chance. The money will be in the hands of those who need it most--the peasants.
  • Topics: (American Ethnic Studies: Latino/Chicano, Business Administration, Economics, History: Latin American, Latin America, Mexico)