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January 27, 2009 6:29 PM

For first time ever, Mexicans are sending less money home

For the first time since Mexico's Central Bank began keeping records 13 years ago, total annual remittances from the United States have fallen. The break in the trend is significant, say economists. "It means a lack of employment. It means a lack of income. It even means more crime and insecurity," said one.

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