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A new time for Mexico.

Fuentes, Carlos.

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ISBN 10: 0374221707 / ISBN 13: 9780374221706
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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c1996., Hardcover. Dustjacket.216 p ; 22 cm. Translation of: Nuevo tiempo mexicano. Condition : as new copy. ISBN 0374221707[KEYWORDS: MEXICO, Buchnummer des Verkäufers 217450

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Titel: A new time for Mexico.

Einband: Hardcover

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One of Mexico's most distinguished authors shares his observations on the current state of Mexico as its people struggle to make the transition to democratic politics and to overcome the tumultuous political, economic, social, and moral crises they face.

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This collection of essays by Carlos Fuentes, Mexican intellectual, man of letters, and erstwhile diplomat, seeks to place his country's current convulsive state in a wider historical perspective. He discusses the Mexican Revolution of 1910 as a liberating moment, counterbalanced by a tendency toward a centralized authoritarianism that created the monolithic ruling party, the Partido Revolucionario Institucional, or PRI. Fuentes considers that the PRI was a progressive force originally, but that it became corrupted by the Mexican ruling class' elevation of Anglo-American forms of government, and the application of "savage capitalism" to the detriment of the Mexican people. Fuentes also talks about recent events, including the assassination of his friend, Luis Donaldo Colosio, the PRI presidential candidate, and he includes an exchange with Subcommander Marcos, the Zapatista leader.

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