Not your father’s Mexico

October 2013

I have made two trips to Mexico this year, visiting Tijuana, Guadalajara, San Luis Potosi, Irapuato, Leon, Mexico City, and Monterrey. I traveled by road from Guadalajara to San Luis Potosí to the outskirts of Queretaro to Irapuato to Leon and was amazed by the good condition of the highways and travel speed. I visited a very modern industrial park outside Gua- dalajara and one near San Luis Potosi. The Mexico I saw is “not your father’s Mexico,” a country with substandard infrastructure, a poor and illiterate population, and low quality products.