Worldview 12.21.11

December 21, 2011

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(AP/Guillermo Arias)
Expanding economic opportunities in Mexico have led to a paradigm shift in immigration to the U.S.

You wouldn’t know it from the rancorous national debate, but the flow of immigrants from Mexico to the U.S. has slowed to a halt. Worldview talks to Douglas Massey, co-director of Princeton University’s Mexican Migration Project, who says the reasons have as much to do with improved education and economic prospects in Mexico as they do beefed up security on the border. Also, an exhibit at the Cambodian Association of Illinois uses images, artifacts and personal stories to shed light on the genocide. Two local Cambodians tell their story of survival. Global Notes  explores another consequence of the Khmer Rouge: the death of 90 percent of Cambodia's artists. Evanston native Dan Schwarzlose introduces Jerome and Radio M host Tony Sarabia to some of the traditional Cambodian music he's dedicated his life to preserving.