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qtla9111

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The chart shows that the population is growing. It would be interesting to see a chart of births by income. I believe that those who can afford children the least have the most.

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I was hoping that someone would jump in with real numbers. Thanks!!!

Here in Zihuatanejo, those of the reproductive age seem to pride themselves with limiting themselves to 2 or even better, 1.

Birthrates are an interesting thing to discuss, and I feel that I have a serious vote because I decided, back WAY before it was in style, to not reproduce for a number of reasons.

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With a death rate of 1.35 per 1000 and a birth rate of 2.13 for every woman (child bearing age ?) Mexico has reduced its true birth vs death rate dramatically in the last 20 years.

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Talleyho, I was a young lady of the 1960s in the US; what was popular then and preached to you was "zero population growth." The birth control pill became popular around 1965, but the mothers sent their girls off to college with a compact of those pills in their purse against the advice of the church. However, parents then required their daughters to go to church colleges for protection and lots of rules, while the sons could go to rough and tumble football colleges. So, there I was at a church school with what was called "contraband" in my purse; very hard to get refills that way!!

In Mexico the church is bound so tightly within the family unit; I would say that the family would think it a sin as per the church if artificial birth control was used within the family. Thus, the likely result would be many, many children which, in turn, among poorer families could perpetuate poverty because of the church's advice on birth control. When a Mexican family immigrates to the US, they bring the church and their practices with them; and, therefore, the sharp increases in the US population are the many children encouraged by the church, baptized as infants, and names entered in the church registry. No need to speak the name of the church denomination; if you know anything about Mexico, you know the name.

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Many believe the real sin is bringing a child into this world who you can't feed, cloth, and house. The pill is no sin compared to that. A child is a long term commitment. If we had 3 children now that we can't feed we would have no business bringing another one into this world. The pill is cheap, effective, and available.

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Vasectomy is a popular form of contraception among males that already have two children. We have been amazed at the number of men who take advantage of this free service.

Being a curious person, I have asked, over the past number of years, about birth control. It seems as though the most popular choice among females are the injectables, which are free. The pill is not free and is expensive.

The catholic church here is not a huge presence. There is one very small church and one small meeting place/church. That is it. We also have a number of other religions represented including Luz del Mondo and LDS.

All of my comments are based on my own knowledge and I live in the state of Guerrero. Other states and towns may be quite different.

Times change. People are becoming more educated, especially about life choices like the number of children they have and can afford.

Here is an interesting website with numbers: https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/mexico-population/

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Thanks, Chris for the article.

On viewing Youtube blogs of RVers crossing into Mexico over the past 2 months, I found 3 crossers talking about being extorted at crossing borders, or 20 miles in. One of the Youtubers had a hidden camera inside their RV and recorded the entire harrowing experience. This is anecdotal of course, but seeing it happen on hidden camera, one has to stop or at least hesitate on their RVing plans.


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silversand wrote:

Thanks, Chris for the article.

On viewing Youtube blogs of RVers crossing into Mexico over the past 2 months, I found 3 crossers talking about being extorted at crossing borders, or 20 miles in. One of the Youtubers had a hidden camera inside their RV and recorded the entire harrowing experience. This is anecdotal of course, but seeing it happen on hidden camera, one has to stop or at least hesitate on their RVing plans.


Was that the couple in the Class B RV that had illegal CBD products? She spoke Spanish?

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On the same front page on my original post (center), there is an article about another 5 disappearances. So far, 70 people have disappeared into thin air between Km 26 and Nuevo Laredo. Today, the FBI announced their involvement in the search of a mother and two children, Americans, who disappeared on the same 26 km stretch.

For rvers traveling in Mexico, remember the administration's stance, "No confrontation".

Sad to have to say that. Ecuador is looking much better.

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