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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Catching up

Mexico's economy is globalized. One bit of infrastructure needs some major work. Can the government lead the way? Rachel Levin, reporting for al Jazeera in this 2-minute video offers one perspective.

Mexico aims to close the digital divide
Mexico wants to be recognised as high-tech, but 70 percent of country lacks computer or internet access.

Mexico wants to be recognised as a high-tech nation competing against countries like China and India with manufacturing jobs and foreign investment.

Mexico has signed more free-trade agreements than any other country in the world, and its economy is currently out-pacing Brazil, but there is one thing that could threaten its potential - that is the digital divide.

Around 70 percent of Mexicans have no access to either computers or the internet. As Mexico's economy roars towards the future, much of its success will depend on how many people get the skills necessary to participate in the boom.
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