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Old 11-06-2019, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Knowed Out View Post
I'm pretty sure the beach resorts, archeological sites, historical areas, museums, festivals, ports, and modern entertainment centers draw more money than "rustic" areas. The entire country doesn't live like the Amish. If a community looks "rustic," it's probably because they're broke, not because they're refusing to advance for the sake of tourism.
Right... if anything, the fact that Mexico is considered a middle-income nation ought to really hammer home two things to an American.

First, how amazingly, dramatically wealthy and rich we are here in the US. We look at Mexico and see a lot of poverty and an inability to provide what we consider basic services (safe water, public safety, etc...), yet that's middle income by world standards.

Second, if Mexico is middle income, it should make us wonder just how bad off lower income countries are.