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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- May 30th 2011 Insane Surf, Nudists, and Hippy Communes!
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- November 13th 2010 Zipolite
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- October 20th 2010 Strippers and Mariachi Bands
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- March 16th 2010 The Dreaming Continues on the Pacific Coast
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- February 12th 2009 Bare, naked, palm tree covered Zipolite
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- December 31st 2008 Mexican Christmas
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- September 19th 2008 Take me to the beach
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- August 18th 2008 Playas and more playas, and a little danger.
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- July 25th 2008 A Nice (Cheap) Place On The Beach
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- February 14th 2008 Stuck in Paradise
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- February 10th 2008 Found Heaven...
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- December 27th 2007 Les còtes du Pacifique!!! Que bueno!
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- August 9th 2007 Doing Zip in Zipolite
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- July 28th 2007 Zipolite
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- July 20th 2007 Zipolite
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- April 20th 2007 Playa again
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- March 22nd 2007 Una semana en Zipolite, Oaxaca, y la D.F.
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- January 29th 2007 Would every one stop walking about naked!
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- December 7th 2006 The perfect beach chill-out spot in Sothern Mexico
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- June 11th 2006 Back in the U.S. (sob)
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