mexico Mexico - The Draft Review
  • League: LNBP (Mexico National Basketball League)
  • Continent: North America
  • Nationality: Mexican
Country Background:
The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst recession in over half a century. The nation continues to make an impressive recovery. Ongoing economic and social concerns include low real wages, underemployment for a large segment of the population, inequitable income distribution, and few advancement opportunities for the largely Amerindian population in the impoverished southern states. The elections held in 2000 marked the first time since the 1910 Mexican Revolution that an opposition candidate - Vicente FOX of the National Action Party (PAN) - defeated the party in government, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He was succeeded in 2006 by another PAN candidate Felipe CALDERON.
Sources: CIA World Factbook, November 2004
(5) Draft Picks
Rd Pick Overall Year Name Pos. Drafted By
2 9 38 2000 Eduardo Najera SF/PF Oklahoma
8 18 144 1974 Ralph Palomar PF Milwaukee
18 2 234 1971 Carlos Quintanar F San Diego
10 14 167 1970 Manuel Raga F Atlanta
7 4 63 1961 Albert Almanza C LA Lakers

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