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As a portrait, New York Times correspondent Riding's picture of Mexico is DISTANT NEIGHBORS: Portrait of the Mexicans by Alan Riding. This is the impression conveyed by Alan Riding`s excellent description of the complex nation to the south of the Rio Grande. A reporter there. A former Mexico City bureau chief for the New York Times, Riding shows Distant Neighbors. Alan Riding, Author Vintage Books USA $ (p) ISBN.


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Even so, it gives a good alan riding distant neighbors perspective and understanding of Mexican culture and history, managing to mostly avoid taking sides. Chapters start strong, extracting the symbolism behind how a political party "institutionized" a "revolution" to help avoid the violent transfers of power that often plague Latin America.

Thanks to intricate family networks, Mexicans manage to face their plight with a resilience that astonishes. Riding, whose portrait is candid, is sympathetic.

He stresses the grafting of Catholicism and European alan riding distant neighbors onto the highly-centralized Aztec theocracy: Now the world's largest city, with a population threatening to double to 30 million by the end of the century, Mexico City encapsulates the country's alan riding distant neighbors and fascination.

As a result, private investment slowed to a trickle, and the Mexican middle class responded by taking large amounts of their money out of the economy, exchanging pesos for dollars.

The episode clearly demonstrated the fragile nature of the alliance between the state and the private sector and how shifts in public policy and cyclic changes in the international economy can create instability.

Nevertheless, an elaborate election campaign alan riding distant neighbors held and the outgoing president recedes from view while the new one ritualistically criticizes him, a system Riding likens to an Aztec sacrifice.

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Each new president takes office amid this purifying rite, dragging his retinue in with him.