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Mexico; End of an Era

10/10/1988

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Series
Mexico
Program
End of an Era
Program Number

103

Series Description

This series, told almost exclusively by Mexicans, examines the broad cultural heritage of Mexico, and focuses on the forces of the 20th century that have shaped modern Mexico. 101: Revolution - shows the diversity of Mexico and highlights the history that dates back to the Spanish Conquest in 1521. Modern Mexico emerged from the Revolution of 1910. 102: From Boom To Bust - opens with a look at Mexico in the 1960s and the fruits of her spectacular Post- WWII economic growth known as the "Mexican Miracle." The violence that preceded the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City began to shatter the political tranquility, and two presidents who ruled from 1970 to 1982 shattered Mexico's economy. In 1982, Mexico was broke.From 1982 to 1988, President Miguel de la Madrid's government coped with the worst crisis since the revolution. Despite predictions of collapse, he kept the peace and steered Mexico on a new economic course. 103: End of an Era - examines the political challenges that the new president faced in the campaign and will face in the next six years. Series release date: 11/1988

Program Description

FROM 1982 TO 1988, PRESIDENT MIGUEL DE LA MADRID'S GOVERNMENT COPED WITH THE WORST CRISIS SINCE THE REVOLUTION. DESPITE PREDICTIONS OF COLLAPSE, HE KEPT THE PEACE AND STEERED MEXICO ON A NEW ECONOMIC COURSE. THE FINAL PROGRAM EXAMINES THE POLITICAL CHALLENGES THAT THE NEW PRESIDENT FACED IN THE CAMPAIGN AND WILL FACE IN THE NEXT SIX YEARS.

Duration

00:57:50

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “Mexico; End of an Era,” 10/10/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8B9F2633FA27443F8D119FB4139911C6.
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