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Migration, Aeromexico style

Immigration Mexico

Flying yesterday from JFK to Mexico City on Aeromexico’s afternoon flight, I sat next to a Mexican man in his late twenties. We started talking when he asked me to...

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Uncertain Causes and Effects of Declining Remittances

Immigration Mexico

A recent report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) concludes that Mexican migrants are sending back less money or remittances to their home country than in the past. A survey...

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Mexico's New Credit markets

Mexico

Yesterday Mexico’s microfinance group Compartamos, backed by Accion International and the IFC, went public on the Mexico stock exchange. Where once only the largest companies and wealthiest elites had access,...

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Mexico's Oportunidades comes to New York

Brazil Mexico

Last week Mayor Michael Bloomberg traveled to Mexico City, Tepoztlan, and Toluca to view their premier anti-poverty program, named Oportunidades. Bloomberg is launching a similar conditional cash-transfer system in New...

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High Tide for Mexican Immigration

Immigration Mexico

I wrote an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times yesterday that has received a fairly strong response (you can find it here). Many responders – understandably – concentrate on the...

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Mexico's Social Security reform

Mexico

Mexico finally passed a reform of its public sector workers’ social security system, the ISSSTE system. This system covers 3 million people, or roughly 10% of the insured population in...

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