What are 'the black market' and 'indirect taxes'? Are they important to ordinary people and should we all understand such terms? Well, we'll find out what they are from a Mexican point of view with today's Weekender.
In this edition we talk to Miguel Molina as he explains how Mexicans both at home and abroad are important to the world of business.
Before you listen to the programme, look at these comprehension questions: you'll hear the answers during the programme. You can also download this programme in mp3 format and a transcript from the Extras section below.
1: Approximately how many Mexicans live in the UK?
2: Who are the people who mostly leave Mexico to work in other countries?
You can download a copy of the script and the complete programme on mp3 at the bottom of the page. You can also test your comprehension by trying our quiz.
Vocabulary from the programme
the black economy
money that is earned tax free within a country because the government doesn't know about it
a way for the government to collect money by getting people to pay extra money on goods and services (as opposed to taking a percentage straight out of people's earnings, for example)
for quite some time, for many years
bureaux du changes, where you pay to exchange your money from one country for the money from another
if you do something 'legally', you are allowed to do it - it's within the law
against the law, not allowed by law
of working age
not too young by law and not to old to be working
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