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Black Hawk College, Moline, IL-Instructor Viola Bain, Class assignment.

Black Hawk College, Moline, IL-Instructor Viola Bain, Class assignment.

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  • tierra salvaje de Mexico Cheryl Sersland
  • http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/06/18/news/border.php (Troubles at southern border.) Mexico is bordered by the United States at its northern border and Guatemala at the southern border. Mexico’s terrain is mountainous and its climate varies between extreme highs and lows.
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  • Viva La MEXICO!
  • The official national language is Spanish, but there are 62 Indigenous Amerindian languages that are also considered to be national languages. Mexico has the largest tourism industry in the world.
  • The entire population of Mexico is currently estimated at 109 million, with approximately 20% of that number residing in and around Mexico City alone. (and you thought Chicago was bad!)
  • Crime in Mexico is committed by 12 out of every 1000 citizens. Because of the lack of trust in the government, few crimes are ever reported by its citizens.
  • Filipe Calderon is the President of Mexico. July 2000 was the first election won against the Institutional Revolutionary Party. Mexico did not become independent from Spain until 1821 after declaring war in 1810. The Mexican Empire at that time consisted of not only Mexico as we know it today but included: California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and parts of Colorado and Wyoming ! A few political facts:
  • Mexico’s ecosystem is one of the most diverse on the planet!
  • More pottery is made in Mexico than any where else in the world.
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  • Terrain, flora, ecosystems, beautiful coast lines, amazing foods and beverages, with pottery, bountiful textiles, and jewelry—all at unbelievably affordable prices, make Mexico the favorite vacation spot for people around the globe.
  • Credit where credit is due: Most information and photographs contained in this presentation came from the following sources: residemexico.com mexconnect.com planetware.com zimbio.com homepage.mac.com wikipedia.com