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Secuencia

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ANAYA MERCHANT, Luis. Panamericanism and Binational Business. Transportation, Highways, and Touristic Services (USA and Mexico, 1920-1940). Secuencia [online]. 2021, n.110, e1801.  Epub June 04, 2021. ISSN 2395-8464.  https://doi.org/10.18234/secuencia.v0i110.1801.

This paper explores the convergence of binational state and private interests in the early construction of Mexican highways. Another objective of the study is to compare the evolution of motor transport in the United States and Mexico; the exercise is justified by clarifying American support for its different impacts and for analyzing a moment of diplomatic closeness in two countries of confronted stories. The cooperation was encouraged by Pan Americanism and New Deal because they created diplomatically favorable environments. Among the industries benefiting from the new road networks, we highlight the tourism services. Work also records historical obstacles and costs associated with erratic policies. The consequences of the competition between auto motors and railroads in both countries are another object of comparison and study. The United States and Mexico promoted propaganda campaigns favorable to Mexican tourist attractions whose fate is also explored at work.

Keywords : Paralelism; panamerican highway; industry; tourism; automotors.

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