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The Mexican military and political transition

Robin Claire Bedingfield

The Mexican military and political transition

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Published by Naval Postgraduate School, Available from the National Technical Information Service in Monterey, Calif, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


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ContributionsTollefson, Scott D.
The Physical Object
Pagination113 p. ;
Number of Pages113
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25474880M

Reputed to be one of the best "tamed" and least political in Latin America, the Mexican army may not be so inactive nor the political system so highly demilitarized as it appears. As an agency for conflict management, army involvement in public order has had considerable impact on local security, political, and socio-economic conditions.   In , students in Mexico City challenged the country's government. On Oct. 2, troops opened fire on a crowd of student demonstrators. Forty years later, the exact death toll remains a . Start studying World history chapter 29 multiple choice B. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.


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