Thanks for letting us know, Bloomberg! It's a very helpful report, too. Mexico is one of America's two neighbors, but U.S. reporting on Mexico is generally such that the country might as well be located in the South Pacific. As a matter of fact the only reason poverty in Mexico is getting attention from Bloomberg is because of Wal-Mart's poor sales in the country.
As to U.S. reporting on America's other neighbor -- the country might as well be situated on Mars. I take that back; actually there's been more reporting about Mars during the past couple years than on Canada during the past 20 not counting wildfires this year but that's only because smoke from the fires was giving people in Iowa respiratory problems. Just ask an American to name Canada's national leader. Go ahead; see the blank look you get in reply. All right, Pundita, that's enough.
by Nacha Cattan
July 27 10:05 PM EDT updated July 28 4:22 PM EDT