Mexico aims to close the digital divide

Mexico wants to be recognised as high-tech, but 70 percent of country lacks computer or internet access.

    Mexico wants to be recognised as a high-tech nation competing against countries like China and India with manufacturing jobs and foreign investment.

    Mexico has signed more free-trade agreements than any other country in the world, and its economy is currently out-pacing Brazil, but there is one thing that could threaten its potential - that is the digital divide.

    Around 70 percent of Mexicans have no access to either computers or the internet. As Mexico's economy roars towards the future, much of its success will depend on how many people get the skills necessary to participate in the boom.

    Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports from Mexico City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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