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A term for special deals to bring religious/interest groups into the PRI.
Indigenous people in Mexico prior to the invasion of the Spanish conquistadores.
A movement that opposes religious (usually Catholic) institutional power and influence, in all aspects of public and political life.
The tactic of neutralizing or winning over a minority by assimilating them into the established group or culture.
The current president, who was elected in 2006. He is a member of the PAN, and was Secretary of Energy under Vicente Fox's presidency.
Vast informal networks of personal royalty that operate as powerful political cliques.
A PRI leader who broke with the party in the 1980s and led the leftist PRD in several presidential elections.
exican President from 1934-1940 who implemented a radical program of land reform, and who nationalized Mexican oil companies.
National military strongmen who dominated Mexican politics in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.
The acronym for the Federal Election Committee, although the acronym is for the Spanish term.
The lower house of the Congress of the Union, with 500 members. 300 are elected by single-member plurality, and 200 are by proportional representation.
A poor region in southern Mexico that was the birthplace of a rebellion by the Zapatistas, demanding jobs, housing, and other such things, as well as the repeal of NAFTA, which was
A political system based on personal relationships rather than based on personal merits.
A political belief that views a community as a body based upon organic social solidarity and functional distinction and roles amongst individuals.
Lasting from 1926 - 1929, this uprising was set off by religious persecution of Catholics, and stricter enforcement of the constitution. It was ended by diplomatic means.
The largest federation of labor unions in Mexico. It used to be much more powerful as an integral part of the PRI, but when the PRI lost the 2000 election, its influence was drasti
The Mexican president from 1982 to 1988. He was a market-oriented President, and his time in power was one of the most difficult periods of the country because of his predecessors'
The idea that resources flow from a periphery of poor states to a core of wealthy states, enriching the latter at the expense of the former.
A Mexican dictator who ruled from 1876-1910 and was deposed by the Mexican Revolution.
A process whereby the government promotes the use of communal land shared by the people of the community, by allowing poor farmers to use it.
Recipients of ejidos.
The acronym for the Zapatista National Liberation Front, although it is the acronym for the Spanish term.
A revolutionary group based in Chiapas, whose name is taken from Emiliano Zapata. Their ideology combines libertarian socialism, libertarian municipalism, and indigenous Mayan poli
An independent agency that regulates elections in Mexico, created in 1996 to end decades of electoral fraud.
In this voting system the single winner is the person with the most votes; there is no requirement that the winner gain an absolute majority of votes.
Mexican president from 2000 to 2006. He is a member of the PAN, and broke the 70 year monopoly of the PRI.
An acronym for the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
An agreement whose objective was to reduce tariffs and trade barriers.
The acronym for the market value of all goods and services produced in one year by labour and property supplied by the residents of a country.
In Mexico, this refers to the interior, as in the Secretary of the Interior. It deals with internal affairs in Mexico and the Secretary is the most important Cabinet member.
Short for Human Development Index, which is a composite statistic used as an index to rank countries by level of 'human development' and separate developed (high development), deve
A Mexican priest and a leader of the Mexican War of Independence. He led a revolt of indigenous and mestizo peasants under the banner of the Virgin of Guadelupe.
This act made it illegal to knowingly hire or recruit illegal immigrants (immigrants who do not possess lawful work authorization), required employers to attest to their employees'
A trade and economic policy based on the premise that a country should attempt to reduce its foreign dependency through the local production of industrialized products.
The original peoples of a region who face colonialism.
Economic activity that is neither taxed nor monitored by a government, and is not included in that government's Gross National Product (GNP), as opposed to a formal economy.
Economic activity that is taxed and monitored by the government, and is included in the measure of a country's GNP.
A nineteenth-century Mexican president who is today considered an early proponent of a modern, secular, and democratic Mexico.
A factory in Mexico that imports materials and equipment on a duty-free and tariff-free basis for assembly or manufacturing and then re-exports the assembled product, usually back
A person of mixed European and Amerindian heritage.
The spectacular economic growth in Mexico from the 1940s to about 1980.
The ninth ruler of Tenochtitlán, and the Aztec civilization in Mexico. He was the ruler at the time of the Spanish conquest in Mexico.
A free trade agreement linking Mexico with the United States and Canada.
A olitical orientation originating in the 1960s; blends liberal political views with an emphasis on economic growth.
A socioeconomic classification applied to several countries around the world by political scientists and economists. ountries whose economies have not yet reached First World statu
A Mexican politician who held the position of Head of Government of the Federal District (roughly, Mayor of Mexico City) from 2000 to 2005, before resigning in July 2005 to contend
A government social assistance program in Mexico founded in 2002, based on a previous program called Progresa, created in 1997. It is designed to target poverty by providing cash p
A conservative Catholic Mexican political party that until 2000 was the main opposition to the PRI.
A government-owned corporation, state-owned enterprise, or government business enterprise is a legal entity created by a government to undertake commercial activities on behalf of
A system in which powerful government officials deliver state services and access to power in exchange for the delivery of political support.
Mexico's powerful state-owned oil monopoly.
The most votes for any choice in an election, but not necessarily a majority.
Spanish word for a politician.
The years in which Porfirio Diaz ruled Mexico.
Purchasing Power Parity. Mexico's was 1,473,000 million dollars in 2009.
One of the four main political parties in Mexico, known as the arty of the Democratic Revolution. It was partially founded by Cuauhtemoc Cardenas, and is left-wing.
The political party that emerged from the Mexican Revolution to preside over an authoritarian regime that lasted until 2000.
Programa Nacional de Solidaridad, a program under Carlos Salinas de Gortari's presidency in 1994.
A method of allocating seats where the number of seats allocated to each party is roughly proportional to the number of votes they receive.
A 1994 ballot initiative designed to prohibit illegal immigrants from using social services, health care, and public education in the U.S. State of California.
Mexican politician associated with the PRI, president from 1988 to 1994. He was elected amid allegations of electoral fraud.
Mexico's first great Caudillo, who dominated national politics for three decades in the mid-nineteenth century.
The upper house of Mexico's bicameral Congress. After a series of reforms during the 1990s, it is now made up of 128 senators.
The term limit on the Mexican Presidency, which limits the office holder to only one six-year term and is constitutionally barred from running for office again.
Term used to describe the policy changes implemented by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (the Bretton Woods Institutions) in developing countries. These pol
A political philosophy that sovereignty is vested not in the people but in the national state, and that all individuals and associations exist only to enhance the power, the presti
Acronym for 'shot while trying to escape', the term used for assassinations that were explained away through a legal explanation.
Those who have knowledge, expertise or skills that compose the government body.
The true name of Mexico.
Northern Mexican peasant leader of the Revolution who, together with Emiliano Zapata, advocated a more radical socio-economic agenda.
The World Trade Organization, an organization that supervises and liberalizes international trade.
The southern Mexican peasant leader of the Revolution most associated with radical land reform.
Members of the EZLN, or the Zapatista National Liberation Front.
Mexico's president from 1994 to 2000, who implemented political reforms that paved the way for fair elections in 2000.

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