Highly developed cultures including those of the Olmecs, Mayas, and Aztecs existed in Mexico long before the Spanish conquest. 1810 brought independence and a century of contentious debate.
Sorrowful Mysteries: Intentions for Mexico
1. That economic reforms may lift the poor out of poverty.
2. That employment opportunities increase.
3. That Amerindians be given more opportunities for advancement.
4. That families affected by industrial and natural disasters may be able to rebuild their homes.
5. That authorities defeat drug-trafficking organizations.