"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. The elections held in 2000 marked the first time since the 1910 Mexican Revolution that an opposition candidate - Vicente Fox of the National Action Party (PAN) - defeated the party in government, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He was succeeded in 2006 by another PAN candidate Felipe Calderon." Learn more...
3 times the size of Texas Population: 110 million Official language: Spanish Capital: Mexico
The following journal entries were posted from within, or are specifically about, MEXICO. The list is in chronological order. To see all journal entries in the order that they were penned and posted, click Journal.
Tourists don't know where they've been, travelers don't know where they're going. --Paul Theroux