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Mexico is the 2nd richest country in Latin America.
Mexico is also in 2nd place as the county with the
most poor in Latin America.
This means that there is
distribution of wealth. A
few people in Mexico
are extremely rich,
while many people
continue to live in
Current figures estimate that at least 44.2%
of the population lives under poverty.
53.4% of the rural population (people living
in the country) and 36.2% of the urban
population (people living in big cities) have
education below the 7th grade.
18.9% of the rural population and 8.9% of
the urban population lacks any form of
In an effort to escape poverty, artisans
in the city of Paracho have been
handcrafting guitars for over 100 years.
There are more guitar makers in the
small city of Paracho (population:
30,000) than in the entire United States
It can take up to 70 hours to handcraft
a single guitar!