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The Resource Bordering on chaos : guerrillas, stockbrokers, politicians, and Mexico's road to prosperity, Andres Oppenheimer

Bordering on chaos : guerrillas, stockbrokers, politicians, and Mexico's road to prosperity, Andres Oppenheimer

Label
Bordering on chaos : guerrillas, stockbrokers, politicians, and Mexico's road to prosperity
Title
Bordering on chaos
Title remainder
guerrillas, stockbrokers, politicians, and Mexico's road to prosperity
Statement of responsibility
Andres Oppenheimer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Written as a fast-paced narrative, with exclusive interviews from key players - including President Zedillo, former president Salinas, and Subcommander Marcos, the Zapatista guerrilla leader - Bordering on Chaos gives us the inside story of the dramatic events that have shaken Mexico in recent years. From the behind-the-scenes maneuvering on NAFTA to why Clinton fought for a $50 billion Mexican bailout, Bordering on Chaos delivers revelation after revelation: the Mexican government's secret payments to the media and opposition parties; how, when he was a child, Salinas accidentally killed a twelve-year-old maid, and how the story was suppressed; and how President Zedillo may have obscured key parts of his own history. Oppenheimer tells the real story of how Zedillo won the elections, and details a never-disclosed meeting between Salinas and Zedillo in 1995, at which they established the terms of Salinas's voluntary exile
  • Beyond insights into Mexico's most recent crises, Bordering on Chaos takes a broader look into the country's past and future. Based on secret polls from Mexico's three largest political parties and in-depth interviews with intellectuals such as Nobel laureate Octavio Paz, Oppenheimer shows that Mexico is much more pro-American than generally believed, and suggests that the ruling elite has long used a warped version of Mexico's nationalism to negotiate with Washington. But Oppenheimer sees amid the decay the seeds of a modern democracy in little-noticed phenomena, such as the growing political and economic influence of Mexico's northern states and the emergence of an increasingly vocal civic society
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oppenheimer, Andres
Dewey number
306.2/0972
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F1236
LC item number
.O68 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexico
  • Political corruption
  • Business enterprises
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Business enterprises
  • Guerrillas
  • Business enterprises
  • Business enterprises
  • Guerrillas
  • International economic relations
  • Political corruption
  • Politics and government
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Guerrilla
  • Effectenhandel
  • Politici
  • Welvaart
  • Politik
  • Mexiko
  • México
  • Corrupción política
  • Empresas
  • México
  • Estados Unidos
  • Empresas
  • Guerrillas
  • Corrupción política
  • Empresas comerciales
  • Empresas comerciales
  • Guerrillas
  • México
  • Estados Unidos
Label
Bordering on chaos : guerrillas, stockbrokers, politicians, and Mexico's road to prosperity, Andres Oppenheimer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Party Is Over -- 2. The Scepter of the Seven Forces -- 3. Chiapas: Opera and Revolution -- 4. Marcos -- 5. The Banquet -- 6. The Accidental Candidate -- 7. The Cleanest Election -- 8. A Bittersweet Victory -- 9. Murder in the Family -- 10. The Secret Meeting -- 11. The Christmas Nightmare -- 12. Unmasking Marcos -- 13. Unmasking Mexico -- 14. The Northern Offensive -- 15. The Police Connection -- 16. Fall and Resurrection
Control code
ocm33334970
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 367 pages, [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780316650953
Lccn
95045285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33334970
  • (OCoLC)33334970
Label
Bordering on chaos : guerrillas, stockbrokers, politicians, and Mexico's road to prosperity, Andres Oppenheimer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Party Is Over -- 2. The Scepter of the Seven Forces -- 3. Chiapas: Opera and Revolution -- 4. Marcos -- 5. The Banquet -- 6. The Accidental Candidate -- 7. The Cleanest Election -- 8. A Bittersweet Victory -- 9. Murder in the Family -- 10. The Secret Meeting -- 11. The Christmas Nightmare -- 12. Unmasking Marcos -- 13. Unmasking Mexico -- 14. The Northern Offensive -- 15. The Police Connection -- 16. Fall and Resurrection
Control code
ocm33334970
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 367 pages, [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780316650953
Lccn
95045285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33334970
  • (OCoLC)33334970

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