Mexico's Two Faces
The peasant rebellion in Chiapas has starkly revealed not only the two faces of Mexico but the two faces of the Mexican government as well.
Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari is understandably eager to put the Indian rebellion in Chiapas behind him. After a remarkable six years in office, in which Mexico has modernized dramatically though unevenly, he does not want to cap his career with a peasant uprising squelched in a typically banana-republic-like fashion. So President Salinas is doing his best to present a conciliatory face both to the insurgents in Mexico and to the outside world.
So, once the fighting abated, Mr. Salinas took all the right steps. …
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Publication information: Article title: Mexico's Two Faces. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO). Publication date: January 24, 1994. Page number: 6B. © 2008 St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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