Striking teachers raise their fists as they block the main access to Benito Juarez International airport after Congress approved a government bill to overhaul Mexico's education system in Mexico City,... more 
Striking teachers raise their fists as they block the main access to Benito Juarez International airport after Congress approved a government bill to overhaul Mexico's education system in Mexico City, in this October 1, 2013 file picture. A year ago, President Enrique Pena Nieto took office vowing a root-and-branch reform of Mexico's economy even though he had no majority in Congress and faced accusations from the main opposition parties that he stole the election. He has since passed a major education overhaul, shaken up oversight of the telecommunications market, pushed through reforms of the tax system and banking rules and put an end to Mexico's 75-year-old oil and gas monopoly. It is a remarkable list of victories after years of gridlock in Congress, where no party has held a majority since 1997. But it will count for little unless Pena Nieto can convert the legislation into hard and fast benefits for Mexicans, who want a strong economy and more well-paid jobs. To match Analysis MEXICO-REFORMS/ REUTERS/Tomas Bravo/Files (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY EDUCATION CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) less 
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