Mexico is the eleventh most populated country in the world with a $2.2 trillion economy (CIA, 2017). It is also an extremely popular tourist destination for Americans and Europeans alike. Moreover, its people have had the highest average annual hours worked in the world every year for the last three years (OECD, 2017). Despite this, their unemployment rate is estimated to be 3.6% and their underemployment at 25% (CIA, 2017). I am going to expand on this country’s issues with corruption, organized crime, violence, the economy, and how I assess their future will affects us here in the United States.
Some background facts about Mexico: The place of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst recession in over half a century. The nation continues to make an impressive recovery. Ongoing economic and social concerns include low real wages, underemployment for a large segment of the population, inequitable income
Mexico has gone through a very interesting history since the ancient years. It’s a culture that quickly involves you and makes you fall in love with it. The passion of Mexicans is reflected in every movement of a daily life. The current situation of the country is quite complicated due to bribery, corruption, unemployment, low wages, and lack of people’s interest on education; we can also find problems due poverty, and the difference between the social statuses. Mexicans are tired of the killings, kidnaps, insecurity and things that they have to face during daylight and night. In this research I cover most of the situations that may influence the country to take any decision. Private venture, especially in
Technological advancements in recent decades have drastically affected many aspects of American society; our government is no exception. With a rapidly growing population, it is imperative that we maximize the efficiency of government organizations, while also being mindful of financial burdens. Technology is allowing government organizations to make relevant information more readily available to American citizens, which can reduce the amount of one-on-one time each customer requires with a government employee. The use of the Internet, I believe, has made the most significant change to how we are able to deal with government organizations. Many tasks that used to require mailing letters or meeting someone in person can now be accomplished online. Despite the various positive impacts technology has had on government organizations, there are unfortunately some negative aspects that require attention as well; for example, security concerns. More money must be allocated for cyber security advancements as people learn how to take advantage of modern technology. We’ve seen in the recent Wiki Leaks hacks during the 2016 Presidential Election that hacking can dramatically affect situations within the United States. The Obama Administration formed the Internet Policy Task Force to investigate privacy concerns, copyright issues, cyber security, and virtual economy
This report provides data on Mexico which includes the economy, geography, its society, and government. It also discusses how Mexico’s economy is becoming orientated toward manufacturing. In addition, it shows that the GDP rate is not growing. The report explores the transnational issues facing the country which are international conflicts, refugees and domestically displaced persons, and drug trafficking. This source will contribute to my final project because it provides facts on the measures I am using to determine the development of a country.
The kind of an IT solution that would help the government is one that provides the greatest benefit. Take for example the installation of sidewalks that provide energy. As people move around doing their business, they create energy and this energy can be stored and used later. There are so many places within the cities or municipalities where people walk. The sideways, the stadiums, and even jogging lanes. It would be a great idea to tap this energy.
In the Shadow of the Mexican Revolution by Hector Aquilar Camin and Lorenzo Meyer tells a chronological story of contemporary Mexico from the fall of Porfirio Diaz in 1910 to the July elections in 1989. The time period that Camin and Meyer portray in Mexico is one of corruption, civil war, and failure. While Mexico would undergo an era described as the “Mexican Miracle” where the Mexican country would begin to see a positive output in the country, it would be short-lived and Mexico would continue to fall behind as other countries progressed. While In the Shadow of the Mexican Revolution is comprised of facts throughout history, one cannot help but feel a sense of sympathy for Mexico. While their corruption, political, and economical,
Mexico is a country located in North America. It borders the North Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea. Mexico has two mountain ranges that are extensions of the Rocky Mountains from northern North America. Mexico has a federal republic and a free market economy where the prices of good and services are determined in a free price system. They are quite easy to do business with in the world, being 47th out of 188 countries. Mexico has a population of over 129 million people and the growth rate in 2017 is 1.27%, which is actually 50% lower than it was in 1980. With so many people being born each year, more and more areas are becoming populated, and there is no room to really grow. This was a factor of why my friend Emilio Yepez moved from Mexico. Him and his family knew that there could be a better life in the United States rather than staying and living in Mexico due to the socio-economic gap that is very wide, and the fact that rural areas are often neglected in Mexico. There is also thousands of people who die due to gang related violence. There are powerful cartels that control the drug trafficking in South America to the US. Mexico has rampant gang violence, corruption within the government and it is also a weak state with little authority. The Hofstede’s Cultural Values are very interesting to compare to the United States. The power distance in Mexico is two times better than the United States’s; however, the United States is three times greater in the
According to Jane Fountain, e-government or the governing with the use of technology has changed bureaucracy reform. She looks at the changes over the course of two presidencies one the Clinton Administration in the 1990’s and the other the Bush Administration in the 2000’s, as well as the state level.
With the increasing use of the internet to perform organizational functions to deliver services to the public, the federal government saw the need to improve customer service in 2002. The enacted E-Government Act of 2002 required federal agencies utilizing information technology to become citizen focused, establish a chief information officer (CIO), develop and meet security requirement in accordance with the Federal Information Security Act (FISMA), protect confidential information, and support electronic government initiatives (Bolten, 2003). The legislation required agencies to develop their IT infrastructures to meet the needs of the public and link information systems agency-wide. Additionally, the conversion and management of electronic records would improve the communication and accessibility of information for the federal agency, employees, and the public.
The article “From Darkness, Dawn” demonstrates how Mexico is no longer the way it used to be in terms as in economy, population growth, poverty, and drug war. The author of the article “From Darkness, Dawn” Tom Wainwright states, “Mexico outpaced Brazilin their economy, Net emigration is down to zero, fertility rate will soon be lower, Yes there is poverty, but alleviated by services such as universal free health care, and the failure of rich countries’ anti-drugs policies means that organized crime will not go away. But Mexico’s murder rate is now falling, albeit slowly, for the first time in five years”. Wainwright
People in this world rely on the resource that technology provides in general. This source helps many to connect across the world. It’s provides network system, hardware, software or multimedia. Information technology (Wikipedia). It really benefits bureaucrats by accessing information on the computer about budgeting the money that the government spends each fiscal year. (Milakovich &Gordon, 2014). Technology enhances the government in many different ways. It enhances the government by reducing cost, approve satisfaction to citizen, and increase efficiency for the work process in the government. (Milakovich &Gordon, 2014). Technology allowed government to provide efficient documents online to review. The faster service online is a great way for government to get a positive image instead of
Mexico is a product of its past; political violence early in its history proceeded to cause a quasi-authoritarian, corporatist regime. Its nationalist tone was a result of both foreign intervention and a search for stability, workers were expectant of unionized labor creating job security and a living wage, and businesses were accustomed to subsidies and tariff protection (Gill, 2014). However, this all changed in the 1980’s when Mexico experienced an economic crisis when the international economy changed, but interests in Mexico did not, causing a reimagining of both economic policies and the political system. Grassroots demand for democracy led the system from a one party system to a multiparty one. This crisis also showcased economic
Seeing the Mexican government and their democracy on the news daily has become a big interest that I want to explore and learn more about. Corruption seems to be seen and heard of in all countries, but Mexico has always had a crucial point in this subject. With the election of Mexico’s president, Pena Nieto, the corruption has seemed to flourish within his half way point into his presidency. Although it might have been seen that Pena Nieto had started off on the right track by capturing one of Mexico’s biggest and most powerful drug lords, El Chapo Guzman, some of Nieto’s corrupt schemes seem to unbridle with time afterwards. One capture of a drug lord does not give lenience on all the other wrong doings that have been discovered. Money was
Mexico has experienced many reforms economically, socially, and politically in recent history leading itself into becoming a more well developed country. Typically, when people think of Mexico they think of the corruption in the government, the violent drug cartels, the widespread poverty, and the long time one party dominance of the government. Although these are major problems, they are not problems that are impossible to fix, or are currently being fixed. They are not persistent all throughout Mexico either, there are places where poverty, violent drug cartels, and corruption is non existent. Mexico is often misunderstood and generalized for a few flaws and characteristics it possesses. By the previously accepted definition,