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Mexico Democracy Interrupted

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ISBN-10: 0300160313

ISBN-13: 9780300160314

Edition: 2012

Authors: Jo Tuckman

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In 2000, Mexico's long invincible Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) lost the presidential election to Vicente Fox of the National Action Party (PAN). The ensuing changeover—after 71 years of PRI dominance—was hailed as the beginning of a new era of hope for Mexico. Yet the promises of the PAN victory were not consolidated. In this vivid account of Mexico's recent history, a journalist with extensive reporting experience investigates the nation's young democracy, its shortcomings and achievements, and why the PRI is favored to retake the presidency in 2012.Jo Tuckman reports on the murky, terrifying world of Mexico's drug wars, the counterproductive government strategy, and the impact…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 5/25/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 328
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Jo Tuckmanis a Mexico-based foreign correspondent who reports forThe Guardian, among many other publications on both sides of the Atlantic. She lives in Mexico City.

List of Illustrations
Narco Trouble
Political Wastelands
The Misrule of Law
Lapsed Catholics
A Bungled War
Not Good Enough
Environmental Time Bombs
Left Behind?
Unfinished Story