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By David Lida

The definitive publication on Mexico urban: a colourful, seductive, and paradoxical metropolis-the second-biggest urban on the planet, and a imaginative and prescient of our city future.

First cease within the New global is a street-level landscape of Mexico urban, the biggest city within the western hemisphere and the cultural capital of the Spanish- talking global. Journalist David Lida expertly captures the kaleidoscopic nature of lifestyles in a urban outlined by way of excitement and risk, ecstatic pleasure and appalling tragedy-hanging in limbo among the constructed and underdeveloped worlds. With this literary-journalist account, he establishes himself because the final chronicler of this bustling megalopolis at a key second in its-and our-history.

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One hundred thousand demonstrated in support in Mexico City’s Zócalo on January 12, the day Salinas declared the ceasefire. The bandanas and ski masks that signified “Zapatista” became ubiquitous in public spaces, and dolls made up as Zapatistas appeared in markets around the country. In short order Zapatistas became characters in cartoons and the nation grew obsessed with uncovering the secret identity of the enigmatic Marcos. It is little wonder that the Zapatistas rapidly assumed rock-star status on the left.

He would hold on to this image of himself for far too long. As he angrily left Mexico City in the midst of a scandal in early 1995, and began a hunger strike in a poor neighborhood in Monterrey, he still insisted that he was a candidate for the WTO job. This seemingly odd juxtaposition of political disgrace and his persistent hope that he might become the director general of the WTO reminds us of the dual nature of the Salinas sexenio,1 which was characterized both by idealistic political and economic reforms and some of the most spectacular corruption and political violence that Mexico has ever seen.

Mexico’s current account deficit grew from $6 billion in 1982 to almost $30 billion in 1994. 3 percent in 1993. Mexico also maintained a consistent trade imbalance in foodstuffs during the Salinas years (over $1 billion per year). 9 percent per year), leading to a very low rate of domestic savings. These trends made it increasingly difficult to maintain the value of the peso. By 1994 critics feared that it was overvalued by 15 percent. Foreign investment made the Bolsa (the Mexican stock market) one of the most dynamic emerging markets in the world during the early 1990s.

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