Chapter 1. Our Wealthy Neighbor
Most people in the United States have the image that Mexico, our neighbor, is a poor country.
Our neighbor, Mexico, is a wealthy country!
There is a lot of poverty in Mexico. That is true. However, a small number of people who control the country create this poverty on purpose.
This chapter provides you statistics regarding the wealth of Mexico, its economic standing in the world, and the wealth distribution among Mexico’s people.
Mexico is the third largest seller of petroleum to the United States, after Saudi Arabia.
Mexico's petroleum is a complete government monopoly under the name Pemex (Petroleos Mexicanos).
Mexico is the eighth largest exporter of silver in the world.
Mexico is the eleventh largest exporter of gold in the world.
Mexico is the seventh largest exporter of cars in the world.
The World Bank classifies Mexico as "Upper Middle Income", not "Middle Income", or "Low Income" country.
20% of Mexico’s population controls 54.1% of Mexico’s wealth.
The title for the "Wealthiest Man in the World" is a neck-to-neck race between Bill Gates, an American, and Carlos Slim, a Mexican.
Why is there so much poverty in Mexico, then?
BECAUSE POVERTY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT EXPORT THAT MEXICO HAS. THE OLIGARCHY WHO CONTROLS MEXICO CREATES AND MAINTAINS POVERTY, DELIBERATELY, FOR EXPORTATION TO THE UNITED STATES. POVERTY EXPORTATION IS A GREAT SOURCE OF WEALTH FOR THIS OLIGARCHY.