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Final mexico presentation

  1. 1. Mexico Our Southern Neighbor Presented by: Patrick, Karen, Soren, Melissa, Shannon, & Aphrodite
  2. 2. History of Mexico
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. History Middle History • Spaniard Hernán Cortés and the Conquistadors arrived 1519 • Cortés conquered Aztecs – 1521 – Colonized the area – Named it Nueva España (New Spain)
  5. 5. History Recent History • 1810 – Miguel Hidalgo issued call to rebellion • 1821 – Vincent Guerrero and Agustín de Itúrbide collaborated to gain independence
  6. 6. Demographics
  7. 7. Demographics Total Population of Mexico • 111,211,789
  8. 8. Demographics Life Expectancy Birth Rate vs. Death Rate 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 Women Men 73
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Trade Economy World Trade Center in Mexico City
  11. 11. 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% Countries with which Mexico has signed a FTA NAFTA
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Religion
  14. 14. Religion Religion of Mexico • 1951 Herman Cortes conquered Mexico accompanied by Catholic Clergy • Roughly 92% Roman Catholic
  15. 15. Religion Religious Rituals • The passion play of Iztapalapa • Popular and biggest celebration • More than 1 million visitors • 150 year-old tradition
  16. 16. Religion The Virgin of Guadalupe • The nation’s patron saint • Shrine in Mexico City • First appeared near hill of Tepeyac in 1531
  17. 17. The Tourism Industry
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. Traditional Mexican Food
  22. 22. Food Cultural Influence • Mayan • Spanish • French
  23. 23. Food Mayan Influences • Traditionally nomadic hunters and gatherers • Wildlife animals
  24. 24. Food Spanish Influences • Introduction of different meats • Imported fruits and spices
  25. 25. Food French Influences • Introduced baked goods • Wine
  26. 26. Food Tex-Mex
  27. 27. Any Questions?

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