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The new frontiers of America

Andersson, Ruben (2005) The new frontiers of America. Race and Class, 46 (3). pp. 28-38. ISSN 0306-3968

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Identification Number: 10.1177/0306396805050016


Through a mixture of oral testimony, analysis and personal encounter, the harsh and deadly penalties meted out to those attempting to travel across the Mexican border into the United States are evoked. Many have already suffered extensively at the hands of corrupt police and marauding paramilitary gangs as they travel into Mexico, even before risking their lives to go further north. Devastated economies, in hock to ‘trade’ agreements dictated by the US, render these journeys essential, for migrant remittances now outstrip oil and agriculture in many national economies. Yet failure — and many do fail — can entail robbery, rape, mutilation and murder.

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Additional Information: © 2005 Institute of Race Relations
Divisions: International Development
Conflict and Civil Society
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2014 10:09
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 00:25

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