Mexican Revolution

What Vicente Fox's upset victory means for Mexico's economy, society, and politics

As soon as he heard that maverick opposition leader Vicente Fox had won Mexico's presidential election, Gustavo Gutierrez jumped in his car and headed for Fox's Mexico City campaign headquarters. Standing in the middle of a four-lane road, the 48-year-old businessman watched with glee as cars cruised by, honking their horns and waving Fox banners in celebration. "For the first time in my life, we're going to have a government that represents the hard-working people of this country," said Gutierrez, who imports machinery for the garment industry. "We voted out the gang of corrupt thieves who hijacked Mexico for so many years."

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