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The New Mexico

Workers prepare a wall and floor before pouring concrete for a building in Mexico City.
Workers prepare a wall and floor before pouring concrete for a building in Mexico City.Photograph by Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg

If I had to pick the one country in our hemisphere that is the most misunderstood here in the States, Mexico would win hands down.

Many Americans continue to think of Mexico as a nation of itinerant farm workers and day laborers looking to slink across the border to take low-paying U.S. jobs. It’s stereotyping at its worst.