Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Internal migration in Mexico

Patrick Corcoran notes something that unfortunately will likely require more scholarly and policy attention: the growth of internal migration in Mexico, not only of individuals but of businesses, because of drug-related violence. Daniel Hernandez wrote a good article in the L.A. Times La Plaza blog about this last month, and how suddenly Mexico City has changed its image from the crime-ridden center of the country to a relatively safe haven.

Mexico has always experienced significant internal migration, particularly rural to urban, which accelerated after  NAFTA went into effect. The violence, however, adds an entirely new angle.


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