Sept. 25, 2014 | Twenty years after NAFTA, a mini Detroit rises in Mexico | bridgemi.com

SALTILLO, Mexico – On a hilltop along the edge of this northeast Mexican city, row upon row of tiny stucco homes are sprouting. They are being erected on orders of the federal government, which envisions an influx of families from distant pueblos looking for salvation in the booming automotive industry. Driving into town, workers are greeted by a gargantuan, American-style mall with a Walmart, Nine West and a Liverpool department store that invites customers to shop now and pay later, a rather new concept in this country. | Read more here.

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