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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- October 19th 2012 Adios Mexicanos muchachos!
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- February 4th 2011 On the road again-Mexico to Belize
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- October 6th 2010 Goodbye Jacob
by Words: 100 Photos: 18
- July 21st 2009 Travelling accros Central America from Mexico to Colombia
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- April 27th 2009 To Mexico
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- April 15th 2009 Leaving Tulum heading South to Chetumal
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- March 11th 2009 Raymondo and Marseea's 2009 Mexico Trip
by Words: 950 Photos: 21
- February 4th 2009 Out of the Jungle
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- January 30th 2009 Mexico!
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- November 18th 2008 Meixco experience
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- September 29th 2008 Feeling in love
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- August 12th 2008 Hitchhiking in Mexico.
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- August 12th 2008 Young black bucks from Belize.
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- August 12th 2008 Una casa nocturna.
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- December 25th 2007 ¡Feliz Navidad!
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- August 19th 2007 Hurricane Dean
by Words: 829 Photos: 10
- June 7th 2007 On That Cenote
by Words: 461 Photos: 7
- April 10th 2007 Long Bus ride to the heat
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- April 10th 2007 Bustling Metropolis
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- February 25th 2007 back
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