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Mexico (1968-Present)
Relates the impact of President Carlos Salinas de Gortari of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) on the history of Mexico from 1968 to the present.
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This paper explains that the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), the dominant political party in Mexico from 1930 until 2000, was notorious for acts of political and electoral repression and the ultimate mismanagement of the Mexican economy. The paper points out that the turning point in Mexican history was in 1988 when the PRI candidate Carlos Salinas de Gortari took office. The paper describes that Salinas was the target for the anger of the Mexican people; however, he also brought about many of the changes in Mexican policy and practice that ultimately lead to his party's first electoral defeat and the growth of the economy.

Table of Contents:
The Decline of the PRI (1968-1987)
The Dismantling of the PRI and Corporatism (1988-Present)

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Associated Press (AP). (1987). Inflation up 159% in Mexico. The Dallas Morning News.
  • Bruhn, K. (1997). Taking on Goliath: The emergence of a New Left Party and the Struggle. Penn State Press.
  • Camin, H.A. & Meyer, L. (1993). In the shadow of the Mexican Revolution. University of Texas Press.
  • Daria, J. & Santamaria, D. (2006). Oaxaca Under a State of Repression. The Narco News Bulletin. Online at
  • Flanigan, J. (1988). The good news behind Mexico election strife. L.A. Times.

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