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 30th 2013 Coco Tulum & Chichen Itza
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- April 25th 2013 Tulum, "Posasa Los mapaches"
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- April 12th 2013 Vamos a Mexico
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- April 12th 2013 Cancun part 2- shopping and partying
by Words: 719 Photos: 9
- April 9th 2013 Cancun Mexico, the beginning of a great adventure part 1
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- March 17th 2013 Mexican Islands near or in the Caribe
by Words: 314 Photos: 3
- March 13th 2013 Road tripping...
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- March 1st 2013 Holbox Island
by Words: 275 Photos: 5
- February 1st 2013 63 Days in Cozumel - The Best Vacation of our Lives!
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- January 31st 2013 The Six Pack
by Words: 349 Photos: 6
- January 30th 2013 Time's Going Way Too Fast!
by Words: 523 Photos: 3
- January 29th 2013 Johnny Around Town
by Words: 373 Photos: 9
- January 28th 2013 Are You Really Gonna Eat That?
by Words: 541 Photos: 8
- January 27th 2013 What More Could We Ask For?
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- January 26th 2013 Johnny's First Day in Cozumel
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- January 25th 2013 Family Vacations!The Good, (Great)...Bad and fun!
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- January 25th 2013 Guy Stuff
by Words: 186 Photos: 5
- January 25th 2013 Tropical flowers & trees
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- January 24th 2013 Eating Like Kings!
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- January 23rd 2013 Tuesday Around Town
by Words: 348 Photos: 5