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Mexico's Long Hour of Truth

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010

Mexico's drug-related violence has attracted worldwide media attention. Yet the underlying causes of the crisis have often gone unexamined, as have the other challenges the country faces. Torn by violence, trapped by the economic pull of NAFTA, and gripped by persistent social inequalities, Mexico has seen its stature diminished. While the rest of Latin America makes great strides forward, time seems to be standing still for a country that was once the intermediary between America and the region.

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