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    Final mexico presentation Final mexico presentation Presentation Transcript

    • Mexico
      Our Southern Neighbor
      Presented by:
      Patrick, Karen, Soren,
      Melissa, Shannon, & Aphrodite
    • History of Mexico
    • History
      Early History
      The Olmecs
      1200 to 600 B.C.
      First Known Civilization
      The Mayans
      250 to 900 A.D.
      Pre-Columbian America’s most brilliant civilization
      The Aztecs
      1195 to 1522 A.D.
      Last pre-Columbian civilization
    • History
      Middle History
      Spaniard Hernán Cortés and the Conquistadors
      arrived 1519
      Cortés conquered Aztecs
      1521
      Colonized the area
      Named it Nueva España (New Spain)
    • History
      Recent History
      1810 – Miguel Hidalgo issued call to rebellion
      1821 – Vincent Guerrero and Agustín de Itúrbide
      collaborated to gain independence
    • Demographics
    • Demographics
      Total Population of Mexico
      111,211,789
    • Demographics
      Life Expectancy Birth Rate vs. Death Rate
    • Demographics
      Literacy (Age 15+ can read and write)
      91% of total population
      92.4% of male population
      89.6% of female population
      School Life Expectancy (primary-tertiary education)
      Total: 13 years
      Male: 14 years
      Female: 13 years
    • Trade Economy
      World Trade Center in Mexico City
    • Trade
      Overview
      11th largest trade economy in the World
      Largest trade economy in Latin America
      Export oriented economy
      Most free trade agreements in the World
      12 FTAs with 44 countries
      NAFTA is by far the biggest FTA, accounting for 50%
      NAFTA
      Countries with which Mexico has signed a FTA
    • Trade
      Exports
      6th largest oil producer in the World
      Crude oil, car parts, video equipment, etc.
      Fastest growing - tin, gold, sugar and natural gas
      Primary export partners - USA, Canada and Europe
      Imports
      12th largest import nation in the World
      Electronics, plastics and petroleum products
      Fastest growing imports - tobacco, coins and nuclear fuels
      Primary import partners - USA, Canada and Brazil
    • Religion
    • Religion
      Religion of Mexico
      1951 Herman Cortes conquered Mexico accompanied by Catholic Clergy
      Roughly 92% Roman Catholic
    • Religion
      Religious Rituals
      The passion play of Iztapalapa
      Popular and biggest celebration
      More than 1 million visitors
      150 year-old tradition
    • Religion
      The Virgin of Guadalupe
      The nation’s patron saint
      Shrine in Mexico City
      First appeared near hill of Tepeyac in 1531
    • The Tourism Industry
    • Tourism
      The Industry
      #1 Latin American destination
      #2 Americas destination
      #10 Worldwide destination
      The Tourists
      Majority U.S. & Canada
      Many from Europe & Asia
      Few from Latin America
    • Tourism
      3 Leading Tourism Areas
      Yucatan Peninsula
      Riviera Maya/Caribbean Riviera
      Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum
      Mexican Riviera
      2,000 miles of Pacific coast
      Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta
      Center of the Country
      Mexico City, Copper Canyon, Morelia
    • Tourism
      Tourism Issues
      Unsafe conditions limit vacation
      Tourists kidnapped in Nuevo Laredo
      Drug Cartel harass tourists
      Bystanders killed at political events
      Shootings on major highways
      Viruses and contamination
    • Traditional Mexican Food
    • Food
      Cultural Influence
      Mayan
      Spanish
      French
    • Food
      Mayan Influences
      Traditionally nomadic
      hunters and gatherers
      Wildlife animals
    • Food
      Spanish Influences
      Introduction of different meats
      Imported fruits and spices
    • Food
      French Influences
      Introduced baked goods
      Wine
    • Food
      Tex-Mex
    • AnyQuestions?