On the RIM of Mexico
Encounters of the Rich and Poor
By (author) Ramon Eduardo Ruiz
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On the RIM of Mexico by Ramon Eduardo Ruiz
Book DescriptionThe vast stretch of mostly arid lands and deserts that makes up the border between Mexico and the United States is not only one of the longest international boundaries in the world, setting apart two entirely different countries for more than two thousand miles, it is the backdrop for a seemingly endless series of major binational news stories. Witness the headline-grabbing attention garnered by NAFTA and the global economy; the assembly plants labeled saviors of the Mexican poor; the accounts applauding the capture of Mexican drug lords; and the columns upon columns devoted to stories about illegal immigration. Nowhere else does a poor, Third World country, like Mexico, share a common border with a wealthy, powerful neighbor del otro lado (on the other side). Here, as one goes, so goes the other.On the Rim of Mexico: Encounters of the Rich and Poor addresses the ties and asymmetries across the Mexico-U.S. border, from Tijuana/San Diego to Matamoros/Brownsville. Based on author Ramon Eduardo Ruiz's extensive research, travels, remembrances, and first-hand interviews with the people on the Mexican side, the book probes the history, economics, and customs which have shaped this region today. While the author considers many timely issues (the impact of drug trafficking, legal and illegal immigration, assembly plants and the global economy, and the ecological disaster in the making), the book is also an examination of the borderlands themselves: what they are, how they came to be, and salient aspects of life in this region of the world. Moreover, it is an exploration of binational themes. For Mexicans who live and die next door to the almighty Uncle Sam, nearly everything has a binational ring--even personal identity. On the Rim of Mexico is a moving portrait of the people, places, and issues which make-up border life today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813337340
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 19-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ramon Eduardo Ruiz
Triumphs and Tragedy, Paperback (February 1994)
A narrative study of Mexico's tumultuous origin and development--from its Olmec, Aztec and Mayan heritage to its present-day incarnation as an independent, but struggling, modern country.
Great Rebellion, Paperback (April 1983)
The great rebellion ignited by Francisco Madero's call to arms in 1910 was a momentous event in the turbulent history of Mexico.
Cuba, Paperback (April 1970)» View all books by Ramon Eduardo Ruiz
In this searching study of the origins of the Cuban Revolution, Ramon Eduardo Ruiz analyzes the Revolution as the climax of long years of struggle. He demonstrates that the Revolution did not represent a sharp break with the past, but grew out of events and circumstances that had been developing for well over half a century.
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Author Biography - Ramon Eduardo Ruiz
Ramon Eduardo Ruiz is professor emeritus of Latin American history at the University of California at San Diego. In 1998, President Clinton conferred upon Professor Ruiz the National Humanities Award for Lifetime Achievement.
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