Monday, November 16, 2009

Upside-Down World

As your correspondents are currently working in El Norte and sending the earnings back to Mexico, we'd just like to say that, so far, we see no evidence that this is actually true:

Unemployment has hit migrant communities in the United States so hard that a startling new phenomenon has been detected: instead of receiving remittances from relatives in the richest country on earth, some down-and-out Mexican families are scraping together what they can to support their unemployed loved ones in the United States.

Which is not to say we don't think it's a great idea! Anyway, The Man will be making more demands on our time than usual this week, many of them in places without wireless intertubes, so posting will probably be as sparse as the Arizona desert for a bit. Might be a good time to check out some of the links over there to your right.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here in the SF Bay Area the immigration support and relief groups are reporting exactly that -- that some families in Mexico receive the Mexican version of welfare -- and send that money north to support their relatives who cannot find work here. It's an incredible situation.