Two weeks ago, a new Mexico came of age with the inauguration of Vicente Fox as president. It is a place abuzz with expectations where the tired
certainties of 71 years of one-party rule are being left behind. "Wake up, Mexico!" Mr Fox boomed as he barnstormed the country before his election in July, goading voters out of a lethargy that had helped to preserve the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in power since 1929.