Friday, 27 July 2007

Remittances' benefits come at a price


MORELIA, Mexico -- For recent law school graduate Gabriel Medina, dollars from his sister in South Florida have been his lifeline to a better future.

Each month, Elisa Medina sends her brother an average of $300, part of her earnings from a Homestead plant nursery job where the native of the Mexican state of Michoacán has worked since moving to South Florida in 2001 with her three children.

For Gabriel, the remittances Elisa sends him -- ''more than I earn in my job'' -- and the money he saved during a year spent working in South Florida allowed him to finish law school. [Read more]

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