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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- April 6th 2013 RVing in Mexico with Raymondo and Marsia - 2013
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- March 22nd 2012 RVing in Mexico with Raymondo y Marsia -2012
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- January 7th 2012 Mazatlan
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- December 7th 2011 The No Tell Motel
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- March 11th 2011 Mazatlan
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- January 31st 2011 Raymondo and Marsia's 2011 Mexican Vacation
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- January 19th 2011 Raymondo and Marsia's 2011 Mexican Vacation
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- January 15th 2011 Viel Fun - Gemeinsames Fischen mit Helmut und Agnes
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- January 7th 2011 In der Mangrovenwelt und am Strand - Fauna in Teacapan
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- December 26th 2010 Ein besonderes Weihnachtsspektakel
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- December 23rd 2010 Sonne, Sand und Meer - Wir sind in den Tropen gelandet!
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- December 19th 2010 Zu Besuch auf der S/Y Paramita
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- December 2nd 2010 If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain
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- February 18th 2010 Finally!
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- February 16th 2010 Seattle to Mazatlan
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- November 3rd 2009 Tropical Storms, Bed Bugs & Internet Fraud
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- March 28th 2009 Heippa!
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- March 20th 2009 Surffausta
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- March 12th 2009 Hedelmiä ja torakoita!
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- March 11th 2009 Carnaval!!
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