Bridging the Divide

Bridging the Divide


Central America has few attractions to offer foreign investors. It lacks basic infrastructure. Poor roads hinder domestic trade. The region does not even generate enough electricity to foster large-scale industrialization. It is remote, has a small population and is susceptible to natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes. Yet Mexico's President Vicente Fox thinks that there are compelling commercial and political reasons for unifying the region with a $25 billion infrastructure and development project. Fox hopes to pacify Mexico and bring prosperity to its embattled south by bringing economic development to Mexico's most underdeveloped region. Development and infrastructure

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