Mexico: Looking Forward
Mexico isn’t just America’s neighbor. It is also our third-largest trading partner, outpacing Japan, Germany and the UK combined. So what will a change in Mexico’s government mean for the U.S.?
Mexico: Looking Forward / Produced by Alisa Barba, Jennifer Collins, Franc Contreras, Michel Marizco, A.C. Valdez, and Jonathon Zinger. Edited by Martha Little / Special thanks to Fronteras: The Changing America Desk, a public radio collaboration in the southwest that covers border and immigration issues / Web Producer: Javier Barrera / Photos: AP Images, antenne (Flickr), Javier Barrera, Foundation Escalera (Flickr), and Marcela Taboada./Host: Ray Suarez / Length: 51 minutes / Airdate: August 2012
Mexico spends nearly one quarter of its budget on education. Yet its schools are lagging behind, with Mexican students scoring the lowest reading levels of all developed countries. Jennifer Collins reports from Oaxaca and Mexico City.
Mexico’s newly elected president, Enrique Peña Nieto, comes from a party that controlled the government for more than seven decades. Franc Contreras reports from the PRI stronghold of Mexico state on voters’ hopes for the party moving forward.