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Mexico: The Key Players

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Publication Date: April 1987

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Paul R. Wisgerhof

Topic: Politics (Political status)

Keywords: Latin American

Type: Report

Coverage: Mexico


Mexico has spent the last 65 years maturing and growing after a ten-year revolution. The result has been a one-party government, which governs by the consent of the leaders. It is a corrupt system, not responsive to direct appeal by the populace, but constrained nevertheless to operate in a way that limits the ability of any individual or leader to exercise absolute power. Meanwhile, regulations concerning employment, business, foreign investment, and the all pervasive state domination of the most important of the basic industries continue to be a brake on the economy.