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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- January 25th 2013 Family Vacations!The Good, (Great)...Bad and fun!
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- January 25th 2013 Tropical flowers & trees
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- January 21st 2013 Our videos of flambeed steak & cliff jumping!
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- January 21st 2013 Our last few days in Playa ;(
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- January 20th 2013 Our Anniversary Dinner @ AJUA MAYA!
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- January 19th 2013 Fun Family Times & Some Dancing!
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- January 19th 2013 Video of AJUA Flambeed coffees
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- January 18th 2013 Our New Condo
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- January 17th 2013 Snorkeling with Turtles in Akumal Bay Mexico
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- January 17th 2013 Video of Swimming with Sea Turtles!
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- January 16th 2013 Xel Ha - Water Park, Part two
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- January 15th 2013 Dolphins, Diving & Dining!
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- January 14th 2013 Video of Greg & the "Musicians"
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- January 13th 2013 Happy Domingo (Sunday)
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- January 12th 2013 Life's a Beach & Other Thoughts
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- January 11th 2013 Waking to the Ocean Waves!
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- January 10th 2013 Our Wedding in Playa: Back to celebrate!
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- January 9th 2013 Swimming, sunshine & sunrise!
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- January 9th 2013 Happy Anniversary to US!
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- January 8th 2013 Weather's here, wish you were beautiful!!!
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