Background: The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst recession in over half a century. The nation continues to make an impressive recovery. Ongoing economic and social concerns include low real wages, underemployment for a large segment of the population, inequitable income distribution, and few advancement opportunities for the largely Amerindian population in the impoverished southern states. Elections held in July 2000 marked the first time since the 1910 Mexican Revolution that the opposition defeated the party in government, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). Vicente FOX of the National Action Party (PAN) was sworn in on 1 December 2000 as the first chief executive elected in free and fair elections.
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- April 26th 2013 Found Freddie Mercury in Mexico City
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- April 1st 2013 Hello Mexico!!!!!
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- February 5th 2013 Mi viaje a la ciudad de México, a Cholula u una pasada en Puebla
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- January 30th 2013 Salir del closet...
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- January 22nd 2013 A Brief History of Mexico – Rise and Fall of the Aztec Nation
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- January 21st 2013 En la confusa y emocionante etapa de planeación... a pocos meses de empezar nuestro viaje
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- January 4th 2013 Mexico and More
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- December 4th 2012 Guanajuato... and back to Mexico City
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- November 18th 2012 Mexico City and Around
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- November 4th 2012 Central and South America
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- October 28th 2012 Mexico City's Dark Side
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- October 27th 2012 A Wandering Gringo in Mexico City
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- October 26th 2012 Deciphering Murals and Mexico City
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- August 9th 2012 The Summer Part 1 and 2
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- August 4th 2012 June 2012 - Leon, Guadalajara, Colima, then Home to Canada
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- July 28th 2012 HOLA MEXICO CITY!!!!
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- July 9th 2012 Mexico City to home sadly!
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- July 7th 2012 Mexico City Redux!
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- June 19th 2012 Maurice in Saskatoon, Linda in Mexico City - May 2012
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- June 15th 2012 Company arrives to Mexico City - April 2012
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