In the eyes of its governments, Mexican history has been one of progress and prosperity. However, ever since I can remember it has actually been in a sort of circular movement: appearing to move forward, but then regressing, in constant and puzzling swings. Unwanted realities, seemingly overcome by something new and better, reappear as ghosts who really never left . . .

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