Mexico: Revolution in the Revolution?

  • Waltraud Q. Morales
  • Corinne B. Young


Recent political and economic events have left Mexico-watchers wondering which of the different faces of this nation of over 94 million people reveals the reality and probable future of Mexico. On the one hand, there is the Mexico that has prided itself for decades on being the most stable country in Latin America and the Third World, even claiming First World status. And on the other, there is the recent Mexico of political assassinations, Indian and guerrilla insurgencies, drug mafias, and economic chaos. Is Mexico on the verge of a revolution in the revolution, with the democratic transformation of the oldest remaining one-party-dominant system in the world? More immediately, will the mid 1997 elections see the ruling Party of the Institutionalized Revolution, or PRI, lose control of the National Congress and the Mexico City government for the first time in 68 years?1 Is one of the most successful cases of one-party dominance since the disintegration of the former Soviet Union coming to an end? After all, we are reminded that “one-party dominance is an art far more than it is an inevitability.”2


Private Sector Economic Freedom North American Free Trade Agreement Political Reform Democratic Transition 
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  • Corinne B. Young

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