As we approach 2010, historians like to point to two crucial dates of Mexico's history: 1810, when
Mexico waged its war of Independence from Spain; and 1910, when the Mexican Revolution erupted, leading to the overthrow of a thirty-year dictatorship. As if frozen in time, we hear the same political cry from nearly a century ago, “Sufragio Efectivo” Universal Suffrage – not only the right to vote, but for that vote to be counted. In 1910, the Revolutionaries sought to redistribute land and wealth. Today the minimum wage is approximately 4.50 USD per day, while, according to Forbes, Mexico has the honor of sporting some of the world's wealthiest people.
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