Opening Mexico: The Making of a Democracy


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Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl
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5.5 X 8.4 X 1.6 inches | 1.7 pounds
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About the Author

Julia Preston and Samuel Dillon were The New York Times Mexico bureau chiefs from 1995 to 2000. Along with two other reporters, they won a Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for their coverage of Mexico's narcotics underworld.


"The emergence of a vibrant democracy in Mexico is one of the underappreciated stories of our day. "Opening Mexico" details the political and democratic forces that moved our southern neighbor in this new direction, to the point where Mexico is now helping to set the standard for Latin American nations on the global policy stage. This book is an important analysis for anyone serious about policy-making and international relations in Mexico and the Americas." --Mack McLarty, former White House Chief of Staff and Special Envoy for the Americas
"Opening Mexico tells the fascinating inside story of how Mexico became a multi-party democracy after seven decades of single-party rule. Julia Preston and Samuel Dillon, two of America's finest investigative journalists, recount the events that transformed Mexican politics and strengthened democratic momentum at a crucial moment in the history of Latin America. "Opening Mexico" is indispensable reading for those seeking an understanding of contemporary Mexico and would be a valuable addition to the library of any student of how political power is used, abused or changed." --Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State
"Julia and Sam have produced one of the most important books on Mexico since the publication of Alan Ridings "Distant Neighbors" nearly twenty years ago. It is a clear reminder to U.S. policy makers of why America needs to remain engaged with the destiny of its Southern neighbor, and a superb introduction to Mexico for all those who simply want to get to know, and understand, a fascinating country." --Jorge Castaneda, former Foreign Minister of Mexico
"This fascinating book is not the expedition of curious analysts into the archives and clippings of a country at change; it is the effort of two journalists to give their own version and cast lights on the shadows of a country full of secrets, untold stories and hidden compartments." --Adolfo Aguilar Zinser, writer Independent politician an