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
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
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
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • United States
  • Mexiko
  • Political corruption
  • Business enterprises
  • Business enterprises
  • Guerrillas
  • Business enterprises
  • Business enterprises
  • Guerrillas
  • International economic relations
  • Political corruption
  • Politics and government
  • Guerrilla
  • Effectenhandel
  • Politici
  • Welvaart
  • Politik
Label
Bordering on chaos : guerrillas, stockbrokers, politicians, and Mexico's road to prosperity, Andres Oppenheimer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [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
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
  • (OCoLC)33334970
  • (OCoLC)ocm33334970
Label
Bordering on chaos : guerrillas, stockbrokers, politicians, and Mexico's road to prosperity, Andres Oppenheimer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [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
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
  • (OCoLC)33334970
  • (OCoLC)ocm33334970

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