(see also Mexico: Porfiriato, Mexico: Revolution, Mexico: PRI Regime, Mexico: La Capital, Mexico: Chiapas, Mexico: Oaxaca, Mexico: Guerrero, Mexico-US Border, Mexican American Life & Values & Mexican American Movements)
CIA World Factbook. Includes map.
World Guide (Montevideo)
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Independent Media Center (Mexico).
Barkin, David. "Environmental degradation in Mexico," Monthly Review 45,3 (7-8/93):58-76.
Cockcroft, James D. "Mexico's political earthquake," Monthly Review 42,7 (12/90):39-50.
Martínez, Rubén. "Mexicos search for itself," Nation (4/28/97):22-4.
Mercier, Rick. "Welcome back to the jungle," In These Times (7/9/01):4.
Poniatowska, Elena. "No more fiesta of bullets," Nation (7/28/97):23-4.
Russell, James W. "Free trade & concentration of capital in Mexico," Monthly Review 44,21 (6/92):23-30.
Sherman, Scott. "Mexico's morning after," Nation (7/28/97):20-23. Lessons of PRI's electoral defeat, and PRD triumph in Mexico City.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Cockcroft, James D. Mexico's Hope: An Encounter with Politics & History (NY: Monthly Review, 1998).
Hernández Chávez, Alicia. La tradición republicana del buen gobierno (México, 1993).
Joseph, Gilbert M. & Timothy J. Henderson (eds.) The Mexico Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Durham NC: Duke, 2002).
Serron, Luis A. Scarcity, Exploitation & Poverty: Malthus & Marx in Mexico (Norman: U. Oklahoma, 1980).
In the Library: Fiction
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
"Cause for murder" , dir. Pamela Yates, ?m.
"Covering Chiapas" , dir.?, 27m. From Cinema Guild. Shows broadcast journalist Amy Goodman covering the Feb.1994 Zapatista rebellion.
"The Forgotten Roots (La raíz olvidada)" , dir. Rafael Rebollar, 50m. Traces African heritage in history of Mexican culture.
"From Florida to Coahuila (De Florida a Coahuila)" , dir. Rafael Rebollar, 50m. Story of rebel Mascogos or Black Seminoles of US-Mexican border region.
"From the Other Side" , dir. Chantal Akerman. ?m.
"Images of Mexican Los Angeles" , dir.?, 28m. From Cinema Guild. Surveys the history of the Mexican community in the L.A. basin.
"L.E.A.R.: The League of Revolutionary
Writers and Artists" , dir.?, 31m. From Cinema Guild. Examines the
history of the famous organization founded in Mexco City in 1934.
"Los olvidados" , dir. Luis Buñuel, ?m. In video stores.
"Amores perros" , dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu, ?m. In video stores.
"El Zócalo" , dir. Chip Lord, 28m.
"Made on Rails" , dir.?, 40m. From Cinema Guild. Examines the history of the Mexican railroad workers union.
"Maquila: A Tale of Two Mexicos" , dir.?, 55m. From Cinema Guild. Impact of corporate globalization on Mexico, where US-owned factories employ cheap Mexican labor.
"Mexico: The Frozen Revolution" , dir.?, 65m. From Cinema Guild. This socio-historical analysis of Mexico is set within an account of the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1917.
"Y tu mamá también" , dir. Alfonso Cuarón, 105m. In video stores.