Have you been wondering about the relationship between Mexico and the US--especially since all the Trump foolishness--yet don't want to commit to an old fashioned textbook? Try Oscar Martinez' easy to comprehend 30 page booklet. It's even got maps!
- This booklet explores the role of the United States in shaping the destiny of the Mexican people.
- Historically the United States has exerted overwhelming influence over the way that Mexico has developed economically.
- In the mid-nineteenth century the United States undermined Mexico’s long-term development by dispossessing its neighbor of its most valuable lands, imposing a border that has heavily favored U.S. interests, and paving the way for the dominant U.S. economy to compete more directly with the much weaker Mexican economy.
- As a result, Mexicans have had to struggle to build their country under the shadow of the powerful United States, not unlike small retailers who try to survive in the face of crushing competition from a Wal-Mart megastore located uncomfortably nearby.
The booklet is sold on Amazon for $9.95 and $6.99 for the Kindle edition. All proceeds go to the nonprofit programs of the El Paso Social Justice Education Project.