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Mexico : a guide to the people, politics and culture
Ross, John, 1938 March 11-
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New York : Interlink Books, [2003]

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102 pages, 1 unnumbered folded map : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
The land -- People and their history -- Society -- Economy -- Art and culture.
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Central Library F1208 .R828 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Central Library F1208 .R828 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Mexico is a land torn between Latin America and the U.S., between its Indian and revolutionary past and the modern trappings of skyscrapers, cellular phones, and factories. Mexico in Focus is an authoritative and up-to-date guide to this vivid and tumultuous nation. It explores the land, the people and their history.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
1 The Landp. 6
Bordersp. 6
The Northp. 9
Central Mexicop. 11
Mexico's Southp. 12
The Capitalp. 14
2 People and their Historyp. 18
Viva Mexico!p. 18
Indigenous Mexicop. 20
From the Ruinsp. 22
Conquest and Colonyp. 25
Liberators, Presidents, Emperors, and Dictatorsp. 28
The Mexican Revolutionp. 31
3 Societyp. 36
Institutionalizing the Revolutionp. 36
The PRI: The Limits of Longevityp. 38
The American-Style Presidencyp. 40
Political Opposition in Mexicop. 41
The Political Partiesp. 46
Keeping the Peacep. 49
The Criminal Policep. 56
The Dysfunctional Courtsp. 57
"So Far from God"p. 58
Farm and Factoryp. 62
Old-Style Unions Perseverep. 64
4 Economyp. 67
Mexican Miracles, Booms and Bustsp. 67
NAFTA and the New World Orderp. 69
Engines of the Economyp. 72
5 Art and Culturep. 78
High and Low Artp. 78
Urban Pop Culturep. 80
The Wordp. 83
"So Close to the United States"p. 87
Where to Go, What to Seep. 89
Further Reading and Selected Weblinksp. 93
Facts and Figuresp. 96

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