• Economics, Business and Management (28 percent); • Engineering and Technology (25 percent); • Arts and Design (13 percent); • Behavioral and Social Sciences (9 percent); and • Medicine and Health Sciences (7 percent). Today's young Mexican professionals have observed and participated in economic, political and social systems around the globe and have very clear ideas on what they want to see developed as workable, Mexican-modeled comparisons. They are keenly aware, as The New York Times commented last week, of a growing dissonance across the increasingly isolated sectors of larger Mexican societi. While it has been no secret, for a very long time, that there are many Mexicos, all sharing the same geographic space but with little or no contact, there is a growing realization among these young professionals that the status quo is holding the country back. Having seen firsthand how other countries grapple with similar problems and succeed, they are no longer mollified by ineffective politicians and are growing impatient.
OPINION I OPINION
A recent article by veteran Mexican man-of-Ietters Jorge Castaneda in the US magazine Newsweek, "A Paralyzed Democracy," underscores the challenges facing Mexico's electorate and political parties. A national conversation on the country's future, which I believe will be led by young Mexican professionals running up to the presidential election in 2012, will grapple with the unfulfilled expectations of Mexico's middle-class revolution. This revo}ution, which began with Mexico's entry as a player on the world economic stage player through its accession to the GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) and NAFTA (North America Free Trade Agreement), has continued to open the country's economy to the opportunities and challenges of competitive globalization-while only slightly rationalizing Mexico's governmental and political