New from Mirada Global: Mexico's Bicentennial

Here is our latest offering from Mirada Global, an analysis of politics in Mexico on the anniversary of the country's founding:

Due to its deeply conservative nature, the Mexican government is unable to face the Independence and the Revolution that marked the history of this country. Questioned because of its anti-democratic origin, instead of changing a worn-our economic model, this government tries to strengthen the impoverishing neo-liberal policies. Among its plans is the privatization of strategic sectors: energy, mining, water, health, science and technology. It has tried to revert the social achievements of the Revolution, violating the rights of laborers, peasants and indigenous. It is a government that has constantly violated human rights. Its failed war against drug trafficking increases violence in the entire country, a country that is drowning in a bloody insecurity.

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Dominated by de facto and economic powers as well as the power of the media, the government is infiltrated by organized crime and corruption and inefficiency are an outstanding feature. Poverty increases, public resources are squandered and inequality is intolerable. While Bishop Raúl Vera declares that President Calderón is leading the country to a failed State, the latter attacks those who aren’t complaint and makes huge expenditures to celebrate the Centennial and the Bicentennial.

Read "200 Years of Independence; 100 Since the Revolution."

For more background on Mexico's bicentennial celebrations, read our report in the Signs of the Times.

Tim Reidy

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