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Hyper-Border. The Contemporary U.S.-Mexico Border and Its Future By Fernando Romero/LAR


Hyper-Border. The Contemporary U.S.-Mexico Border and Its Future is Fernando Romero/LAR's (his architectural firm) attempt to show the complexity of U.S.-Mexico relations in 300 black, white, and magenta pages. This nicely designed book is divided into two main sections. The first contextualizes the U.5.-Mexico border region by presenting basic statistics on both nations and comparing their border with other borders around the world. The second is a compendium of.the major issues pertaining to U.S.-Mexico relations: Security; Narcotraffic and Corruption; the Informal Sector; Migration; Education; Economic Development and Trade; Transportation; Energy; Health; Environment; and Urbanization. The second half also features 38 imaginary scenarios of what the relationship between these two countries might look like in the near future.

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