I found this text that a guy called James Keyes wrote on his facebook and I find it really illustrative about the current debate (again) about “guns” in the United States after a mass shooting (again) in a disco in Orlando, Florida. The original text is here. Continue reading
More Mexican immigrants have returned to Mexico from the U.S. than have migrated to USA from 2009 to 2014 according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from both countries. This is far from being the real data, but it shows the estimate thrown by both governments.
Today is Revolution Day in México, and I just woke up with these news that you can read here:
More Mexicans leaving than coming to the U.S.A.
From 2009 to 2014, 1 million of Mexicans and their families including children born in the USA have left the U.S.A for México according to data from the 2014 Mexican National Survey of Demographic Dynamics (ENADID). U.S. census data for the same period show an estimated 870,000 Mexican nationals left Mexico to go to the U.S.A. a smaller number than the flow of families from the U.S. to Mexico.
We can speculate a lot of why are the reasons of these numbers which are contrary to the popular belief. I will dare to throw the following speculations:
1.- A slow recovery of U.S.A economy has created less attractive opportunities for Mexicans living in the States.
2.- An increased enforcement on deportations done in Obama’s administration.
14% of Mexicans returning to Mexico declare in the survey they have come back because of deportation.
3.- Mexicans’ nostalgia for México and their families made them return after many years living abroad. 61% of the people in the survey declare that.
4.- The view that life is better in the States has changed.
While almost half (48%) of adults in Mexico believe life is better in the U.S.A; a growing share says it is neither better nor worse than life in Mexico. 33% of adults in México say life is just the same in the States than in México.
5.- Mexicans hate to be discriminated.
The speech of politicians such as Donald Trump and the constant discrimination Mexicans and Latinos suffer in the street made some Mexican citizens to realize they want to get out. That happens also with the tourists. In my case, after some bad treatment I got while traveling “In Transit” even with a up-to-date American Visa. I decided to try not to visit again the USA for holidays. There are many countries in the world that are worth to visit.
Happy Revolution Day to my Mexican friends in Mexico. I hope we can stand out to make things better in our country.
New Zealanders as always have a very good outside view. This is the opinion of Paul Thomas on Donald Trump:
Top & Bottom Ranked Cities for Cost of Living 2015
As an interested in World traveling and living abroad, I always wander which cities are the most expensive to be in as a foreigner. I came with this 2015 ranking of the most expensive cities to live in as a foreigner. For all my friends that do exchanges through AIESEC, or that lead the frontlines of Globalization working abroad for their global companies, this might be really helpful for you.
El papa renuncia, un meteorito caé en Rusia, Peña Nieto recibe la espada al valor, encuentran clón original de la Mona Lisa, Hugo Chávez resucita, Julio Rivas invita a salir a Katy Perry… ¡Febrero está loco definitivamente!
Si Marzo resulta igual de loco que Febrero, estas son algunas de las cosas que veremos:
Es difícil contradecir lo que el coreógrafo ruso George Balanchine alguna vez dijo “танцулька женщина” que traducido quiere decir “La Danza es Mujer”. Podemos echar a volar nuestra imaginación a través del tiempo y del espacio y empezar por aquellas sacerdotisas egipcias o hindús que bailando conectaban el mundo terrenal y el espiritual y que han sido inmortalizadas en pinturas sobre tumbas del 3,300 a.C. Podemos continuar a lo largo del globo con imágenes de bailarinas árabes o hawaianas moviendo las caderas; mujeres tarahumaras danzando el Tuburí para pedirle a los dioses que pare de llover, japonesas haciendo gala de concentración mientras hacen danza Butoh, el refinado cuerpo de baile del ballet de Giselle, bailarinas clown haciendo danza aérea para el Cirque Du Soleil ó la malvada sensualidad del Cisne Negro de moda ahora con la interpretación de Natalie Portman. En muchas comunidades mexicanas y de todo el mundo contemporáneas incluso, esto de que la “danza es mujer” llega al extremo de considerar femenino a todo aquel hombre que encuentre en el baile una pasión.