Immigrant Theme Park

I just read an article on a new theme park in Mexico; a park that for about US$20 lets you live what undocumented immigrants trying to enter the USA experience during their travel. I can’t help but be fascinated by the clever business person who even thought up such a concept, as disturbing as this concept may be. I’m curious as to who goes to this park, but the article did not mention this. Being as cynical as I can be, it wouldn’t surprise me to soon hear some politician here in the USA claim that this park can be used as a training ground for those who will actually attempt to cross.

As long as people are poor, they will keep trying to find a better life, no matter the hardship involved in the process. Besides, lots of the large trade programs that the USA likes to promote as being the hope for the Third World, are what are actually further screwing people over. NAFTA, FTAA, and the likes are only making the rich richer and the poor, poorer.

You can read the article for yourself in English here, and in Spanish here.

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