1. Coming to Terms


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    What motivates someone to leave the United States for a new life in Mexico? Kat needs to escape her old life; Jay says there is nothing left for him in Chicago after a divorce; Ingrid wants affordable…

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    • Importing Lifestyle


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      What conditions are motivating waves of U.S. immigrants into Mexico? David explains how veterans arrive after WW2 claiming to go to school on the G.I. Bill; NAFTA and Walmart allow the importation…

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      • Lost in Translation


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        How do new immigrants navigate relationships when they don’t speak the same language? Meredith explains why mañana is not just about time; Sasha tells the story of a friend, still learning…

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        • Opportunity Knocks


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          Does Mexico offer greater economic opportunity than the U.S. or Canada? Arthur talks about how less regulation and lower labor costs in Mexico create economic advantages; Miguel explains what motivates…

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          • Biggest Bang for the Buck


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            Is a middle-class expat suddenly rich after moving to Mexico? Meredith describes mindless consumerism in the U.S. and the Mexican perception that all people from the U.S. are wealthy; Audette sees…

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            • "We're not in Kansas anymore"


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              Is Mexico safer than the United States? Vince thinks Mexico is misunderstood; Claudia believes the U.S. is more fearful of “others” after 9/11; Miguel reads stories of crazy people with…

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              • Justice, Mexican Style


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                Is the culture of corruption in Mexico easier to navigate than going through the legal system? Lorraine tells the story of how her neighbors took care of a problem outside of the law; Christian describes…

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                • Safe Enough


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                  How is life different for immigrants when drug cartels are their neighbors? Lorraine shares what the cartel looks like; Audette explains that perceptions of cartels are different outside of Mexico;…

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                  • Finding Love


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                    Can immigrants find a second chance at love in a new culture? Arthur details the benefits to both parties when an older expat man marries a younger Mexican woman; Sasha learns a hard lesson about…

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                    • Feeling' Good


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                      Can aging hippies from the U.S. and Canada maintain their lifestyle in Mexico? Jay looks for a bar; Lorraine gets a surprise when she buys marijuana from a neighbor; Willie wonders which of his organs—liver…

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