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Afromexican boy playing the quijada in Cuajinicuilapa, Guerrero for the Danza de Diablos , a dance of Afromexican origins performed during dia de muertos in the Costa Chica of Guerrero and Oaxaca.

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Afromexican boy playing the quijada in Cuajinicuilapa, Guerrero for the Danza de Diablos , a dance of Afromexican origins performed during dia de muertos in the Costa Chica of Guerrero and Oaxaca.

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Historian and Feminist Scholar Gerda Lerner

Please read her books, they are excellent.

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“Slimlandia,” The Land of Mexican Oligarchs

Slim is not the only Mexican billionaire whose fortune was built from the ashes of once state-owned assets. Just as happened in Yeltsin’s Russia, the “liberalization” and privatization of Mexican markets has given rise to a new über-caste of oligarchs. More than half of the 11 Mexican tycoons featured on Forbes’ 2012 Rich List (who between them controlled a total wealth of $129.7 billion) are or once were owners of former state-run enterprises. They include owners or important shareholders of mines (Larrea and Alberto Bailleres), telecoms companies (Slim, Ricardo Salinas Pliego and Emilio Azcárraga) and banks (Roberto González Barrera, Alfredo Harp Helú and Roberto Hernández Ramírez).

But for every winner in a system founded along oligarchic lines, there must be countless losers. In Mexico, all the promises of miraculous growth, unstoppable development, cheaper prices, and better living have come to naught. Instead of state-run monopolies calling the shots, Mexico is subject to the whims of privately owned oligopolies run by a small coterie of hyper-connected individuals who now effectively own the country.

In many ways, Mexico is the poster child of neoliberalism. For decades and under successive governments the country has followed the standardized rule book of 21st century economic governance to the letter. According to the economist Julián Castaño, Mexico is now Latin America’s second most privatized nation. It has also signed more bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements than just about any other nation under the sun.

Yet the result, far from one of freer more open markets, is ever-increasing concentration of power and wealth, rising prices and dwindling choice for consumers – a trend that seems set to continue as Salinas’ disarmingly handsome apprentice, Enrique Peña Nieto, prepares to complete the project his master began 26 years ago.

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Tom Hiddlalksdjfaklwjelkwjrwa i’m sorry i can’t i just can’t with this man

A staggering 80 percent of Central American women crossing Mexico en route to the United States are raped.

- Is rape the price to pay for migrant women chasing the American Dream? (via kateoplis)

kateoplis:

The black Victorians: astonishing portraits unseen for 120 years

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13 must-see botanical gardens
Pack your bags, plant lovers. We’re taking a worldwide tour of the best gardens around, as determined by our hand-picked panel of experts.

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mightyhealthyquest:

IT’S ALWAYS TEA TIME!