Category: Democracy and Social Reform, Mexico

What’s New about the “New” Mexico

On July 2, 2000, Mexican voters brought to an end seven decades of one-party authoritarian rule. Just over a year later, Mexico continues to feel the repercussions of this momentous victory…

On Observing Elections and Magistrates’ Faces

Where votes were traded just last year for brand new bicycles and sewing machines, the 2001 offering price in Yucatán State’s May gubernatorial election was rumored to be a pitcher of beer…

Mexico and the United States

In less than a decade, Mexico and the United States have outgrown the North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA. Mexican president Vicente Fox would like to move on to something…

Mexican Philanthropy Breaking New Ground

In a variety of ways, more than 3,000 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) throughout Mexico are serving communities. Some provide technical and financial support for community…

The Mexican Congress

Congress has become a principal player in Mexican politics. In 1997, for the first time in its modern history, Mexico experienced a divided government, in which the president’s party the…

Indigenous Law does not make Indigenous Right

If Mexico’s widely hailed democratic transition is to be successful, it must serve as a framework for the resolution of the social and political conflict that has pitted the Zapatista National…

Fiscal Reform in Mexico

Twenty five years ago, Mexico had a dream: to fund ambitious State-led industrialization through the use of external debt and its vast oil export revenues and join the ranks of rich, developed…

Education Reform in Mexico

Because the Secretariat of Public Education is, more than any other public building, an edifice of the people, the theme of its decoration could not be other than the life of this same people. So…

The 2000 National Elections in Mexico

The protagonist of Mexico’s political transition has been the voter. Acting collectively, voters shaped the peculiar character and duration of this transition. Unlike in Spain, Brazil, or Chile, no…

The Mexican Intellectual

English + Español
One thing Mexico has in abundance is intellectuals. It nurtures some of the world’s great writers, poets, musicians, painters, and historians. The historical reviews ofEnrique Krauze, the short…

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