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Chichen Itza Pyramid

This is a quick video clip of the Chichen Itza Pyramid. It is named one of the seven wonders of the world. The seven wonders, named in 2007, are as follows:

Chichen Itza Pyramid, Mexico
* The Great Wall, China
* Petra, Jordan
* Christ Redeemer, Brazil
* Machu Picchu, Peru
* The Roman Colleseeum, Italy
* The Taj Mahal, India

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About Mexico - Bullfighting in Mexico

About Mexico - Bullfighting in Mexico | Mexico, Amanda Sports | Scoop.it

Bullfighting was a popular sport brought to Mexico by the Spanish conquistadors. It is also known as "fiesta brava". It has been a popular sport in Mexico for over 400 years. It involves strategic moves, often using a red cloth to attract the bull. In the end, the bull is killed with a sword or the person on the horse gets extremely injured. Yes, a very humane sport (NOT).

 

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Weather during this time of the year

Weather during this time of the year | Mexico, Amanda Sports | Scoop.it

It is alot warmer in Mexico than it is here. The 10 day forecast includes temperatures around the low to mid 70s. Here it has been from the 30s to the 50s. It is semi warm there. It is freezing here. Probably because they are closer to the equator than we are.

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Important People

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Guadelupe Victoria- first president of Mexico

He helped establish Mexico's independence.

Octavio Paz- famous writer.

He is known for his wonderful literature.

Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena- brilliant scientest, introduced color television to Mexico.

 

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Timeline

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Mexico declares war on Germany and Japan in 1942.

2002- millions of security files are released causing a huge uproar.

2007- War on drugs.

1920- Civil War begins

1985- Earthquake in Mexico city kills thousands and leaves many homeless.

 

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Typical Crop/Agriculture

Coffee is a major export of Mexico. It is the number one supplier of coffee to the U.S. Chiapas is the biggest state for coffee producing. It is also the poorest state. The farmers only make about 50 cents per pound.

 

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Religion

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Mexico is 76.5% Roman Catholic.

5.2% are Protestant.

Jehovah Witnesses are 1.1% of the population.

There is 3% that practice no religion at all.

4.2% are Pentecostal.

 

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Literacy Rate

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In 2009, the literacy rate in mexico was 93.44% of adults (ages 15 and up). The female rate was 91%. The male rate was 94%. The child rate was 98%. The youth rate is higher than the adult rate.

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President

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The president is Felipe Calderón. He comes from a political family. He used to be a rep in the Federal Chamber of Deputies. Presidents can only serve one term in Mexico. Calderón has helped the Mexican economy grow.

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Population and Racial Demographics

6% of population are children 5 yrs and under.

46% of the population are male.

53% of the population are female.

9% are african american (race).

79% are hispanic (race).

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Map of Country

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Mexico is located in Central America. It is below the U.S.A. It is above Guatemala and Beliz. It is surrounded by ocean on two sides. It is prone to hurricanes due to it's location. It is a tourist attraction spot.

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Ring of Fire

Mexico is located in the ring of fire. The ring of fire is a large series of active volcanoes encircling the pacific ocean. It is notorious for frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Paracutin volcano, is right in the middle of Mexico. It is one of the largest 7 volcanoes among this ring. There are about 450 total active volcanoes on the ring.

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Chihuahua, Mexico.... Chihuahua the dog

Chihuahua, Mexico.... Chihuahua the dog | Mexico, Amanda Sports | Scoop.it

Chihuahuas are the worlds smallest dog. It was named after the state of Chihuahua Mexico. The dog was discover by Americans in Mexico around 1850. Their popularity came to rise when the Taco Bell commercial used this dog as the icon of their company. Their catchy phrase was having the chihuahua say "yo quiero Taco Bell!".

 

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Tourist Attractions

Cancun Mexico is a huge tourist attraction.

It is known for it's beautiful beaches.

Outside of this city, ancient mayan ruins are another point of interest.

Cenotes, "magical" under water natural pools are very unique and touristy.

Chichen Itza is one of the most visited sites in the world. It is thousands of years of mayan history.

 

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Important Holiday

Day of the Dead is an important holiday.

They celebrate the deaths of their loved ones.

They make breads, candies, decorations for the deceased's return.

They camp out overnight at cemeteries.

It lasts for 2 days.

 

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Industries important to Mexico

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The most important industries are tobacco, chocolate, coffee, clothing, petroleum and food.

Manufacturing is also a huge industry.

in 2001 Mexico produced 1.85 million cars.

Industry accounts for 26% of the GDP.

Mexico City and Tijuana are the main cities for Industry.

 

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Typical Food

Apparently you need a strong stomach for Mexican food.

Mexican food is a combination of sweet and spicy.

Mexico is a country of unique flavors.

Carnitas, chiccaron, barbacoa, tamales, and enchiladas are very common.

The purpose of a tortilla is to leave the plate as clean as possible.

 

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Type of Government

Mexico is a federal republic. Their constitution was signed February 5, 1917. They can vote when they are 18. Their independence day was declared September 16, 1816. It was recognized by Spain on September 27.

 

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Currency and Exchange Rate

Calculator to convert money in Mexican Peso (MXN) to and from United States Dollar (USD) using up to date exchange rates.
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Area

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Mexican Flag La Bandera Mexicana

Mexican Flag La Bandera Mexicana | Mexico, Amanda Sports | Scoop.it

The green is for the independence movement. The white is for the purity of the catholic faith. The red is for the blood of the National Heroes. The emblem shield symbolizes the Aztec heritage. The flag was created in 1821.

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Country Name and Capital

Country Name and Capital | Mexico, Amanda Sports | Scoop.it

Mexico City, the capital of Mexico has some of the most interesting universities, museums, theatres, art centers and scholarly magazines and news papers. The city has a moderate climate. It reveives an adequate amount of rainfall from the months June to October. It is the pride of the country. It is looked after by the Federal Districts.

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