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Mexico: tacos, tequila and life on the treadmill

11 January 2019|

When I think about Mexico I think of its rich culture, great people, delicious food, mezcal, and Germany’s disillusioning defeat during last year’s football World Cup. Mexico has a lot going for it economically, too — it’s one of the richest economies in Latin America. In terms of economic growth, Mexico has outpaced the rest of Latin America for the past five years. Inflation has been stable since the early 2000s (at least until recently, but that’s more to do with policies across Mexico’s northern border). However,  Mexico is also the country of long working hours and low wages. When visiting the country recently, a Mexican friend told me that she’s only entitled to 14 days of annual leave.

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