Mexico's Crisis in Context
Against The Current vol. 148

Cockcroft, James D.
http://www.solidarity-us.org/node/3034

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/09/2010
Year Published:  2010  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13698

In this article I offer an historical context for understanding Mexico’s current economic, political, and human crisis triggered by 28 years of neoliberal economic policies. Neoliberal governments have privatized most sectors of the economy and reduced the Mexican state’s role to one of being a repressive apparatus. NAFTA and related neoliberal policies have left the economy without a dynamic internal market for local products and with a socio-economic inequality that is one of the most extreme in the world.

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