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Mexico's economic miracle.

Guido | 03.01.2005 19:28 | Globalisation | Social Struggles | World

Yes, the all reaching touch of globalisation has benefited everyone at every level of Mexican society. Ricardo (pictured below) is a young man with his finger firmly on the pulse of the free market. With the help of a corrupt local doctor he maintains a permanent open wound to attract the sympathy of passing American tourists. “The trick is…” he says “…to ensure that the leg remains infected enough to dribble puss and attract flies without having to be removed. This could cost, and the local begging market is already oversaturated with amputees”. On a good day Ricardo will earn even more than his twelve year old sister who earns 36 cents an hour making Nike trainers in a local sweatshop. GOD BLESS CAPITALISM!!


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