December 22, 2003

Mexican Corruption Causes Illegal Immigration
World Bank Says Mexico is Failing Due to Corrupt Culture

Can you spell C-O-R-R-U-P-T-I-O-N?
"When you look at Mexican development in the long run, the worrisome aspect is that there seems to be something holding Mexico back.... The report spends a lot of time trying to see what factors besides trade are limiting Mexico's capacity to catch up. One of the most glaring suspects in terms of the factors that are limiting Mexico's long term development seems to be issues related to its institutional capacity..... Especially in terms of the rule of law and the ability to control corruption, Mexico has maintained a rather large gap with respect to its North American partners. "-- Daniel Lederman,World Bank senior economist
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