Mexico: Don't Blame Salinas For Zedillo's Mistakes

The reputation of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, one of history's great reformers, is being blackened by the consequences of his successor's ill-considered peso devaluation--an act that Salinas' government had the good sense to avoid. More is at risk in the campaign against Salinas than his reputation. The fate of Mexico is at stake. The attack on Salinas is an effort to discredit his reforms, which gave the Mexican people their first taste of economic freedom and the rule of law in their history.

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