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Mexico. Tanvi Gandham. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/north-america/mexico/map_of_mexico.jpg. Demographic. Ethnic Groups: Indian-Spanish ( mestizo ) 60% Indian 30% Caucasian 9% Other 1% Main Language  Spanish. Demographic. Religions (recorded in 2000) Roman Catholic 76.5%

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Mexico

Mexico

Tanvi Gandham


Mexico

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Demographic
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  • Ethnic Groups:

    • Indian-Spanish (mestizo) 60%

    • Indian 30%

    • Caucasian 9%

    • Other 1%

  • Main Language  Spanish


Demographic1
Demographichttp://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/north-america/mexico/map_of_mexico.jpg

  • Religions (recorded in 2000)

    • Roman Catholic 76.5%

    • Protestant 6.3%

    • Other 0.3%

    • Unspecified 13.8%

    • None 3.1%.


Conquistadores
Conquistadoreshttp://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/north-america/mexico/map_of_mexico.jpg

Cortes  conquered Aztex Empire

Pizarro  Incan Empire

The two of them were cousins

15 & 16 centuries

Spanish influence in Latin America

Exposure to European diseases


Mexican flag
Mexican Flaghttp://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/north-america/mexico/map_of_mexico.jpg


Population
Populationhttp://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/north-america/mexico/map_of_mexico.jpg

  • 76% of the people live in urban areas

  • Population of Mexico City Area  22 million, most concentrated population in Western Hemisphere

  • Most populated Spanish Speaking country in the World

  • Second most populated in Latin America after Brazil

  • Age Distribution:

    • under age 14 yrs: 32% between 15 & 64 yrs: 63%age 65+: 4% (2003 estima


Economy
Economy http://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/north-america/mexico/map_of_mexico.jpg

  • GINI coefficient 48.2 (2008)

  • Rank: 27th

  • Household income by percentage:

    • lowest 10%: 1.7%

    • highest 10%: 36.3% (2008)

  • Economy GDP growth rate: 5.5% (2010 est.)


Unemployment rate
Unemployment Ratehttp://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/north-america/mexico/map_of_mexico.jpg

http://www.indexmundi.com/g/g.aspx?c=mx&v=74


Mexico
Govhttp://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/north-america/mexico/map_of_mexico.jpg

Spanish Royalist Flag

Mexico is a ‘Federal Constitutional Republic’.

Independence was declared on September 16, 1810 but Mexico wasn’t actually independent until September 27, 1821.

Wars were fought against the Spanish Rule.


Industries
Industrieshttp://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/north-america/mexico/map_of_mexico.jpg

  • Electronics

    • Overtook South Korea and China as ‘largest manufacturer of televisions’ in 2007, and in 2008 overtook South Korea, China, and Taiwan as ‘largest manufacturer ofsmartphones’

  • Auto Industry

  • Oil

    • PEMEX

  • Agriculture/Food Stuff

    • Potato, sugar cane, fruits, vegetables, corn


Important events
Important Eventshttp://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/north-america/mexico/map_of_mexico.jpg

Mexico's Independence from Spain (1810-1821)

Miguel Alemán elected first civilian President (1946), since 1911.

Earthquake in Mexico City (1985), 8 thousand dead, four billion dollars in damage.

North American Free Trade Agreement between USA, Canada and Mexico (1992-1994)

Mexican Bank Crisis (1995), received financial assistance from US


Frida kahlo
Fridahttp://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/north-america/mexico/map_of_mexico.jpg Kahlo

“The Two Fridas” (1939)

Famous Mexican Painter

Troubled Marriage to Diego Rivera

Known for striking self portraits

Born 1907 in Mexico City

Widely Acclaimed Work, Famous all over the World

Suffered from health problems


Current events
Current Eventshttp://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/north-america/mexico/map_of_mexico.jpg

  • Mexican Drug War

    • Violence, lack of tourists, Arms

  • Oil Production

    • Trade Agreements

  • Banking Crisis

    • 1995, Financial Woes


Mexican us relationship
Mexican US Relationshiphttp://www.lonelyplanet.com/maps/north-america/mexico/map_of_mexico.jpg

Share Border

Friendly relationship

Can Trade (North American Free Trade agreement)

Tension over Arms and Drug War