Mexico has just started celebrating its bi-centennial, which, many people don’t realize, actually marks two milestones: 200 years of independence from colonial rule as well as 100 years since the Mexican Revolution of 1910. On September 15, 2010, at midnight, I watched President Felipe Calderon in Mexico City repeat Miguel Hidalgos’ famous call to arms, El Grito, which ends with three shouts of Viva Mexico! I felt proud to be Mexican, and, once again, felt it was unfair that Mexico still isn’t regarded as one of the members of the BRIC nations even though acronyms such as BRIMC and CRIMB have occasionally made the rounds.
By the harsh reality of daylight, though, I must admit that it isn’t a mistake to exclude Mexico from any group of fast-growing economies such as BRIC.
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