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Reshaping opportunities for migrant indigenous people in unregulated settlements of Monterrey Metropolitan Area

Tecnológico de Monterrey

The rapid industrialization of Monterrey in the last century and the lack of attention to social demands have hyper stratified social interaction in the city. Monterrey embodies the structural inequalities of Mexico and Latin America, where migrant indigenous people have had to face constant economic and social pressures, and at the same time remain the most invisible in the Northern Mexican society. This study aims to describe and explore to what extent the irregular status of urban settlements hinders the access to regulated basic services from migrant indigenous groups in the Monterrey Metropolitan Area and if this perpetuates the cycle of poverty.