Essay Obstacles That Weaken Democracy

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Democracy is defined as a government that is governed by the people, where the supreme power is in the hands of the people and is exercised through a system of representation done through free elections. It is easily defined and understood, but the true test is to follow through the people’s expectations and be capable to overcome obstacles a democracy might face. Mexico has recently celebrated its bicentennial representing their independence and the centennial of their revolution, although they are major accomplishment, they continue to struggle to consolidate a democracy. Along with Mexico there is El Salvador who has confronted many struggles to accomplish independence and improve socially, and continues to struggle for a democracy who…show more content…
By addressing these issues by no means does it create a impeccable government, but it can be a start to an efficient one. Mexico is a country filled with wonderful sights and attractions, along with a rich culture influenced by the indigenous and the Europeans, merging into one. As seen in history they have been able to create their own advance civilization, its own state defeating the marquis, lead a successful revolution, and became independent. Now, as their own state they encounter the issue of having a government that is consolidated. They have accomplished to develop their own constitution in 1917, establish ties with NAFTA, and having top racking schools (Meyer & Beezley, 292). Mexico has been successful, but continues to strive to form a consolidated democracy that can solve its current issues. One issue is street crime, being the drug wars where the government has no control of and has its citizens terrorized. Furthermore they are dealing with an economy that is not working for the benefit of its citizens, even though it has potential. Corruption in Mexico is the bluntest issue they have and somehow gets overseen by the government who promise an end to it. A country with a population of 114,975,406 people and growing, so do their problems making it difficult for the democracy
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