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Rubén Gallo

Rubén Gallo’s Mexican Modernity: The Avant-Garde and the Technological Revolution won the MLA’s Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for 2006. He teaches at Princeton.

Diary: Mexico’s Shadow Presidency

Rubén Gallo, 25 January 2007

On the night of 2 July 2000, Mexico achieved, in less than 15 minutes, one of the most peaceful, transparent and civilised transitions to democracy in modern history. At 11 p.m. José Woldenberg, the head of the Federal Electoral Institute, announced on Mexican television that Vicente Fox had defeated his opponent from the PRI by a wide margin – 8 per cent – and that the...

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