Welcome to Mexico City! Mexico City is one of the largest populated cities. It’s built on a lake called Texcoco that is constantly sinking; it has sunk more than 9 meters in some areas in the last 100 years. Mexico City sits on a basin called the Valley of Mexico. Mountains surround the Valley and have a mild climate with rich soil. The first settlers that arrived in the Mexico Valley were the Aztecs about a thousand years ago. The Aztecs created a mighty empire with the Tenochtitlan people but in 1521, Spain took over. The Tenochtitlan people were destroyed. Some 300 years later, in 1821, Mexico won its independence back from Spain. Life was tough for some Mexican Farmers. About 15% of the land was suitable for farming. Most of the land was too dry, rocky, or mountainous to grow crops. At one time, farmers were the backbone for the Mexican society, but now many farmers have to sell their land in order to survive. Sometimes, they go to work for wealthy plantations for more money. Usually, wages are low resulting to poverty and unemployment in rural Mexico. Many farmers move to the city in hopes of finding jobs that will give them decent pay and give their families a brighter future. During the 1970’s and 80’s, about 1,000 people a day have moved to the Capital. Now, many try to cross the U.S boarders. Urbanization creates problems in Mexico City. There are too many people not enough land. Mexico City is expanding, and suburbs are spreading into the mountains. Rapid growth has had a negative impact on Mexico City’s environment. The air pollution is the worst. In 1991, the air quality was a public risk for 355 days. Thick blankets of smog hang over the city. Many residents suffer from asthma or other diseases. At the time pollution was thought to cause 1,000 deaths and 35,000 hospitalizations per year.…
MEXICO CITY: A LIVING HISTORY
By: Delaney, Reporting from Block 4A
People have lived in Mexico City for 20,000 years,
which makes it one of the oldest inhabited cites in
North America. Mexico city has history, personality,
and layers of the past. The first inhabitants lived in
villages surrounding lakes in a large valley high above
sea level. When the Aztecs came into the valley in
search of a new place to live, one of their
holy men saw a living vision; an eagle on a cactus
Doing Business in …… (Mexico)
Mexico has a high power distance level. As a consequence, managers are reluctant to delegate important task to their subordinates. Therefore, management by objective, popular in the United States, is not popular in Mexico. (What about Mexico?, 2012)
Mexico ranks high in uncertainty avoidance with an…
Mexico, officially the United Mexican States
, is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost two million square kilometres, Mexico is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent nation in the world. With an estimated population of over…
Coronado was the first European to comprehensively explore New Mexico in 1540 after hearing grandiose stories about the existence of gold.
Some interesting historical facts are that Mexico City is built over the ruins of a great Aztec city, Tenochtitlan. Because it is built on a lake, Mexico is sinking at a rate of 6 to 8 inches a year as pumps draw water out for the city’s growing population. Mexico is a large country and the climate of Mexico varies substantially depending on the region of the country…
Mexico is a country that is diverse in people, language, food, and culture. Since the year of 1810, when Mexico gained its independence it has made many changes. Changes regarding its economy and currency. Also Mexico has undergone changes in industry and politics. Mexico, which is also known as the United Mexican States, Estados Unidos Mexicanos is one of the most known Spanish speaking countries.
Mexico is home to some of the most advanced American-Indian civilizations which include the Olmec’s…
Mexico: The Political Economy and Culture
Political System: Brandon Corcoran
Legal System: Sabrina Cammilleri
Culture: Edwin Albaraccin
Mexico’s political system has emerged as one that is comparable to that of the United States. It is a democratic, federal republic that contains multiple Chambers, or “Houses” that sets ground rules and regulations on a federal level. Even though the political system of Mexico has its organized…
Country Background: Mexico
* Mexico is the site of several advanced Amerindian civilizations including the Olmec, Toltec, Teotihuacan, Zapotec, Maya, and Aztec. Mexico was conquered and colonized by Spain in the early 16th century. Administered as the Viceroyalty of New Spain for three centuries, it achieved its independence early in the 19th century.
* The global financial crisis beginning in late 2008 caused a massive economic downturn the following year, although growth returned…
To inform my audience about Mexico City.
Thesis Statement: Mexico City is filled with many historic attractions, to explore with its rich and glorious Aztec heritage, an intriguing colonial past and exhilarating new world.
Introduction: The Distrito Federal, or Mexico City as it is called in English, has no comparison when it comes to other cities in Mexico. It is truly the capital in every sense of the word. The capital of México is very old, the world’s largest city, the financial, political and…
Conquest of Mexico
In 1519 Hernán Cortés led a couple hundred other Spaniards inland to the impressive Empire of the Mexica ruled by the Great Montezuma. Many historians today tell how quickly and almost effortlessly these Spaniards conquered the Empire. They paint an image of ignorant, helpless Indians practically giving up their land out of fear of this group because certainly the Spaniards must be gods since they have powerful weapons and strange animals. We know neither Cortés nor any…