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Bicentennial Anxiety: Why Mexicans Are Wary of 2010--ha this stuff is just to much now

Forget 2012. As far as many Mexicans are concerned, the ancient Mayas were being generous: the sky's actually going to fall next year. Why? Because it's 2010, Mexico's bicentennial, and Mexican history has an eerie way of repeating itself. Mexico's 1910 centennial, after all, saw the start of the bloody, decade-long Mexican Revolution, which killed more than a million people. And that cataclysm was precisely a century after the start of Mexico's bloody, decade-long War of Independence in 1810.


Asked by Mrs.Owen86 at 1:45 PM on Dec. 31, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Mrs., this is fascinating. Thanks for posting.

    People, you really should take the time to read this. We share a border with Mexico, they ARE on of our closest neighbors.

    Here is what I find interesting:

    "Mexican insurrections often do coincide with important dates. Most recently, Zapatista guerrillas in the poor southern state of Chiapas started a revolt on Jan. 1, 1994, the day the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) took effect. A big fear now is that Mexico's drug cartels, responsible for almost 15,000 killings in the past decade, are lending their resources and firepower to emerging guerrilla groups. If so, their plan may be to sow bicentennial terror and turn Mexicans against President Felipe CalderÓn's drug-war offensive"

    Answer by mancosmomma at 2:18 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 1:45 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Good lord, why do people post crap like this?

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:51 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Glad I married a smart mexican!

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:00 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Guess this is their Y2K!

    Maybe they should buy some duct tape


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:01 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Who cares!

    Answer by seashore29 at 2:02 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • Where is the question?

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:05 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • This has a huge potential to spill across our border and affect our lives and security. I'm surprised so few are interested in the politics outside our country.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 2:19 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • You shouldn't be mancosmomma - people in American society will stand by and watch someone be run over in traffic; mugged; attacked; etc and do or say nothing; because "it isn't their concern" - why should their lack of concern about the rest of the world surprise you?

    They are too narrow minded to see the potential damage until that damage hits their front lawn. Then it will be "Why didn't someone do something about this before it got to my town?"

    Answer by beachmamaof2 at 2:36 PM on Dec. 31, 2009

  • You are right, Beach. This statement is a doozy:

    "Glad I married a smart mexican!"

    So smart Mexicans aren't concerned about terrorist attacks or drug wars within their own country? Pretty stupid reply, IMO.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 2:46 PM on Dec. 31, 2009