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The Contrarian: Go South, Joven

Twenty   years ago, when I first headed south to Mexico to launch my Latin American career, I filled my last tank of U.S. gasoline outside of El Paso, Texas. When the station manager, an old Tejano, learned I was moving to Mexico, he quipped, “You’re going the wrong way, man. They’re all moving here.” How times have changed.  If estimates are accurate, 2011 was the first year since the 1970s in which more people moved (back) to Latin America than left it. What induces people to uproot themselves and move to another country is a combination of carrot and stick.  […]
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