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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- 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 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 10th 2013 Off to Isla Mujeres
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- July 9th 2013 Beach Fun & Jet Skis :)
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- July 8th 2013 Relaxing, rejuvenating on the Caribbean...
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- July 8th 2013 You gotta love this...:)
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- July 7th 2013 Divine Domingo (Sunday)
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- July 6th 2013 Today's ocean & beach photos (July 6th)
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- July 6th 2013 Another happy anniversary ;)
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- July 5th 2013 Further to July 4th :)
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- July 4th 2013 July 4th in Playa
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- July 3rd 2013 Yal Ku Lagoon Videos
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