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Monday, November 19, 2007

MORE ASIANS, FEWER LATIN AMERICANS IN U.S. UNIVERSITIES

Here's a new statistic that should sound alarm bells in Latin America: The region is falling increasingly behind China, India and other Asian countries in the number of students it sends to U.S. universities, which are still ranked in international studies as the best in the world. Read the column with the figures of the newly released Open Doors report by the New York-based Institute of International Education (IIE), and let us know what you think.

2 Comments:

Blogger Jesus said...

I agree, Latin America needs leaders (political, cultural, and spiritual) that will encourage intellectual achievement like Confucian philosophies have done for east asia.

1:40 AM  
Blogger Flaco said...

Andres, yes, this is a pitiful situation, one that I, a bilingual gringo, have seen for many years. To me, the Mexican attitude is one of "Malinchismo", almost an insistence to remain ignorant at the bottom. One explanation I read was that Catholic Spain never had a Protestant Revolution; they had their Inquisition instead. The conviction that "it's all in the hands of God" is self-defeating. Incidentally, I've read almost all your books, Spanish or English.

10:01 PM  

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