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Saturday, March 12 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Why Mexico Will Change Your LIfe

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Most Americans are not aware of the impact that the future of Mexico will have on the future of the United States. We too often perceive it as only a beach destination, and a dangerous, scary one at that. Much the same can be said about the rest of Latin America. Understanding Mexico is the gateway to understanding the balance of the Western Hemisphere. Political and economic journalists are absorbed with China, India, Afghanistan, and Iraq. But over the next 50-100 years, the people and businesses of the United States will be as affected by what happens in Mexico and Latin America as they will be by events on the other side of the globe. Likely more affected. The immigration debates on cable news are symptomatic, failing to probe political, cultural, and demographic realities. Latin America’s 500+ million people may have a very exciting future. How that future unfolds is at least in part up to us “Norte” Americans. In order to achieve the most prosperous and peaceful possible shared future, we need a deeper understanding of the people, culture, and geography of Mexico and Latin America. In my fast-paced presentation, I will hit upon key Mexican and Latin data and trends which will likely shape the future of the United States, focusing on Mexico as a first step in understanding. I will allow 15 minutes for questions and answers.
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Gary Hoover

EntrepreneurN/AGary Hoover is an Austin-based serial entrepreneur. He began studying big business at the age of 12, studied under Nobel prize winning economists, worked on Wall Street, spent a career in retailing, and then started four companies on his own, most notably BOOKSTOP (now... Read More →


Saturday March 12, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn, Rio 500 North IH 35

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