Los norteamericanos que reinventaron a los pueblos de México: Los emprendedores extranjeros en la redefinición de la cultura y el turismo

Translated title of the contribution: North Americans reinventing Mexican towns: Transnational entrepreneurs redefining culture and tourism.

Mario Velázquez, Helene Balslev

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This article addresses the role North American entrepreneurs have played in the redefinition of productive work in two Mexican villages: Taxco, the city of silver, and Álamos. The entrepreneurial businesses set up by North Americans in these towns have had a fundamental role in the constitution of the social spaces as tourist places. The article analyzes these entrepreneurs as change makers in transforming the cultural identity of these places. Before the entrepreneurs’ arrival, the towns experienced severe economic crises and were not considered tourist destinations. This article seeks to fill the research gap on North American entrepreneurs and their sociocultural impact on tourism sites in Mexico.
Original languageSpanish
Article number55
JournalLatin American Research Review
Issue number1
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 2020



  • Transnational entrepreneurs
  • Mexico
  • US
  • tourism
  • identity

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