San Luis Potosí
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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Latest Blogs from San Luis Potosí
- September 19th 2011 Independence Day Weekend
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- November 23rd 2010 ...you and the horse you rode in on
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- November 19th 2010 Hells Bells
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- April 28th 2010 Surreal goings on in the surrealist garden.. this could get interesting...
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- January 8th 2010 Real de Catorce, SAN LUIS POTOSÍ.
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- October 11th 2009 Free range donkeys and the closed tunnel
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- March 10th 2009 still in Xilitla
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- March 5th 2009 Michy and Git in Wonderland
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- January 4th 2009 On the Nature of Compassion
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- January 4th 2009 Concrete Fear
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- December 12th 2008 What Should I Eat First, the Chicken or the Egg?
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- October 31st 2008 Real de Catorce...
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- October 25th 2008 Mexercise
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- October 22nd 2008 Danger - Falling Cattle Zone
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- October 17th 2008 Release the Clowns
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- October 9th 2008 Enter the weird world of surrealism...
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- October 5th 2008 Beans
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- October 4th 2008 An Empty Vessel
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- September 27th 2008 Mexican Journal part 1 & 2
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- September 27th 2008 Chasing The Drums
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