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Mexico In Focus: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture
     

Mexico In Focus: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture

by John Ross, Gregory Gransden
 

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Mexico is a land torn between Latin America and the US, between its Indian and revolutionary past and the modern trappings of skyscrapers, cell phones, and factories. It is also one of the biggest tourist destinations in Latin America for the UK market. Mexico is now the key country in Latin American debates about trade integration, neo-liberalism, and the fight of

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Mexico is a land torn between Latin America and the US, between its Indian and revolutionary past and the modern trappings of skyscrapers, cell phones, and factories. It is also one of the biggest tourist destinations in Latin America for the UK market. Mexico is now the key country in Latin American debates about trade integration, neo-liberalism, and the fight of indigenous people for autonomy and self-governance, best characterized by the Zapatista movement. A new updated edition of Mexico in Focus gives the insider's view--the story the guidebooks don't tell you--in accessible, lively and accurate prose. It offers a fresh and contemporary perspective on the Zapatista rebellion and indigenous issues, as well as the July 2000 election of Vicente Fox, the "cowboy president" whose controversial policy suggestions have included free movement of labor and unrestricted immigration within NAFTA and the legalization of drugs. This completely rewritten and updated text also touches on the economy, the relationship under George W. Bush, literature and culture, as well as a completely new section on Mexican popular culture forms and music, including telenovelas, comic books, and "lucha libre", or popular wrestling. Mexico in Focus is published complete with new illustrations, updated maps and facts and figures, and an extended Where to Go and What to See Section--expert tips on how to get the most out of your visit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781899365500
Publisher:
Latin America Bureau
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Pages:
102
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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