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Mexico POEs Part 2


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Hegemony
The dominance of one country compared to others, also known as leadership or power projection.
Integration
Two things are joined together. In the case of the affirmative, it refers the connection between the economies of the US and Mexico
Protectionism
An economic policy that tries to block trade between countries.
Transnational
Things that happen across many countries.
Underfunded
Something that doesn't have enough money to operate.
Windpipe
A figurative term which literally means the trachea or the path of air to the lungs, used to describe the economy of a country in terms of a body
Bureaucracy
An organization made up of many departments and divisions that are administered by lots of people.
Deterrent
A thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from some act.
Power Projection
The ability of a country to demonstrate its military powers.
Dog-eat-dog
People will do anything to be successful, even if what they do harms other people
Trafficking
Illegally moving things, like drugs, probably across borders.
Bracero Program
A series of agreements between the United States and Mexico for the importation of temporary contract laborers from Mexico to the United States.
Maquiladora
An assembly plant in Mexico, especially one along the border between the United States and Mexico.
Resilient
Able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. In terms of relations it describes a very strong relationship that can endure problems.
Inequality
The lack of equality - often between people, for instance poverty.