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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- November 21st 2013 Mexico 2
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- November 14th 2013 Back in Action!
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- October 14th 2013 Don't taco bout Cozumel!
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- August 28th 2013 Accidental swingers
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- August 1st 2013 Last street food in Mexico
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- July 27th 2013 Diving Cenotes, beach ruins and finally turtles!
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- July 19th 2013 Vans, Planes & Taxis...
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- July 17th 2013 Oh What a Glorious Morning...
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- July 16th 2013 Waterfalls & Banana Trees
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- July 15th 2013 Smoked BBQ & Salsa Music!
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- July 15th 2013 Our New Condo...
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- July 14th 2013 Livin' La Vida Loca!!!
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- July 13th 2013 Tulum
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- July 12th 2013 Isle Mujeres (contd) Video
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- July 12th 2013 Times flies when you're having fun!
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- July 11th 2013 Isla de Mujeres-AMAZING
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- July 11th 2013 Video of Isla Mujeres
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- July 11th 2013 More videos of Isla Mujeres
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- July 10th 2013 Off to Isla Mujeres
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- July 9th 2013 Beach Fun & Jet Skis :)
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