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Mexico. By Vikram Dhawan. Population: 113,724,226 (July 2011 Estimate ) Mestizo (Amerindian-Spanish): 60% Amerindian or predominantly Amerindian: 30% White: 9% Other: 1% Languages Spoken Spanish (92.7%) Spanish and indigenous languages (5.7%) Indigenous languages (0.8%)

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mexico

Mexico

By Vikram Dhawan

people

Population: 113,724,226 (July 2011 Estimate)

    • Mestizo (Amerindian-Spanish): 60%
    • Amerindian or predominantly Amerindian: 30%
    • White: 9%
    • Other: 1%
  • Languages Spoken
    • Spanish (92.7%)
    • Spanish and indigenous languages (5.7%)
    • Indigenous languages (0.8%)
    • Unspecified (0.8%)
  • Age Distribution
    • 0 years – 14 years: 28.2%
    • 15 years – 64 years: 65.2%
    • 65 years and over – 6.6%
People
economics demographics

Unemployment rate: 5.4% ( 2010 estimate)

  • Wealth Distribution
    • Lowest 10%:1.4%
    • Lowest 20%: 3.6%
    • Second 20%: 7.2%
    • Third 20%: 11.8%
    • Fourth 20%: 19.2%
    • Highest 20%: 58.2%
    • Highest 10%: 42.8%
  • GINI
    • Index: 42.8
    • Rank: 27
  • Economic Growth
    • 2007-2008: 1.5%
    • 2008-2009: -6.1%
    • 2009-2010: 5.5%
Economics/Demographics
government

Federal Republic

  • Declared Date of Independence: September 16, 1810
  • Date of Independence, as Recognized by Spain: September 27, 1821
Government
important events in mexico s history

The Alamo (1835)

  • Mexican Revolution (1910)
  • Creation of National Revolutionary Party (1929)
Important Events in Mexico’s History
pancho villa

Born in the late 1870’s

  • Murderer and bandit
  • Gathered bandit followers
  • Evaded the government for many years
  • Joined the revolution in 1910 – transformed from bandit to revolutionary
  • Helped recruit thousands for the revolution
  • Became a folk-hero
  • Admired in Mexico for his spirit, courage, and patriotism
Pancho Villa
current issues

Drug War

    • Responsible for thousands of deaths
    • Caused much corruption in law enforcement
    • Has disrupted the system of justice
  • Immigration
    • Mexicans are the largest group of illegal immigrants in the U.S.
    • They do not pay taxes
    • The amount of illegal immigration could cause serious socioeconomic and health/disease problems
  • Politics
    • Last election was suspected to have been fraudulent
    • In 2012, the presidency, all Senate seats, and all Chamber of Deputies seats are up for election
    • Could cause a major power swing, and therefore a new direction for Mexico
Current Issues
mexican food

Corn, rice, beans, and squash

  • Lots of spices and peppers
  • Distinct flavor
  • A wide array of dishes with a small amount of ingredients
  • Considered one of the most diverse cuisines in the world
Mexican Food
relations with the u s

Relationship: friendly

    • Heavy trade
    • Diplomatic meetings
  • There are many issues, however
    • Drug war
    • Immigration
Relations with the U.S.
sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mx.htmlhttps://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mx.html

  • http://data.un.org/CountryProfile.aspx?crname=Mexico
  • http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/35749.htm
  • http://www.freetobacco.info/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/tobacco.jpg
  • http://www.jnf.org/assets/images/projects/tourism_dsc0008_web.jpg
  • http://www.goldefficiency.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/mining-strocks.jpg
  • http://www.inside-mexico.com/images5/banderamexico.jpg
  • http://history-world.org/mexico.htm
  • http://www.mexconnect.com/articles/1305-francisco-pancho-villa
  • http://www.tradingeconomics.com/mexico/gdp-growth-annual
  • http://jeffsullivan.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Night-Shots/IMG4372e/82311624_9YDWt-L.jpg
  • http://www.wildnatureimages.com/A%20to%20C3000/Alamo_1.JPG
  • http://image.inkfrog.com/pix/leo60/cg0176avilla.jpg
  • http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GApyaYQ8aNc/TdAM0IicJ6I/AAAAAAAAAuI/GEU5YRO6MBE/s1600/Mexican+Food+Dishes_Mexican+Food.jpg
Sources