Playa del Carmen
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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- February 26th 2014 Tulum Ruins
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- February 12th 2014 Going to Quintana Roo
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- February 4th 2014 Blog on "A Taste of Playa"
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- February 2nd 2014 Blog on "Beach Etiquette"
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- February 1st 2014 Blog: "Mom's Trip Without Kids"
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- January 31st 2014 Ancient Mayas Brilliant People
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- January 30th 2014 My Blogs for Playa Beach Getaways
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- January 30th 2014 Traveling with Friends & Terrific Turtles!
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- January 24th 2014 Playa, - We'll See You Soon
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- January 21st 2014 May Happy Days Be Upon Us...
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- January 20th 2014 Sunshine on My Shoulders Makes Me Happy...
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- January 19th 2014 Ocean Mornings :)
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- January 17th 2014 Surfin' it Up!
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- January 16th 2014 Life's Beachy!
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