FIRST STEPS IN MEXICO

MEXICO

Officially called the United Mexican States, it is the fourteenth largest country in the world with an area of close to 2 million square kilometers. Mexico has different climates and all kinds of territories and a sea that surrounds it. It has approximately 126 million inhabitants, who are distributed into 32 states.

LIFESTYLE

In Mexico, there are great contrasts of which you will notice when walking the streets, from businessmen to office workers to self-employed vendors selling products on the street. This diversity of people make up this cosmopolitan society that enriches the culture and experience of living in this country.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Mexico has a working public transportation system and it takes you to hidden places; the city has a subway, minibuses, buses, metrobus, taxi service, Uber and similar companies. It is recommended for convenience and safety to use taxis and transportation applications.

HISTORY:

Human existence in this territory goes back to 300 thousand years ago. Back then important indigenous cultures developed before the Spanish conquered and dominated the land for almost 300 years; colonized Mexico achieved its Independence in 1810. During much of the twentieth century, there was great economic development dominated by a political party called PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party).

POLITICS

Mexico is a democratic, representative and federal republic. The seat of government and powers of the union are located in Mexico City. The power is divided into executive, legislative and judicial. The Constitution of 1917 is the one that governs the country. Currently, the president is  Andres Manuel López Obrador form MORENA, who governs for a period of 6 years, there is no re-election.

EDUCATION

In Mexico, education is secular, free and compulsory. There are private schools with secular and/or religious systems. In Mexico, there is freedom of worship and beliefs.

CULTURE

The culture in Mexico is a mixture of the traditions of the prehispanic people and of the Spaniards who colonized these lands many years ago; this resulted in a rich culture of great aspects such as gastronomy, art, literature, festivities, dance, etc.

ECONOMY

The economy of Mexico is based on a free market, oriented to exports with a regulated foreign trade. It contains a mix of modern and ancient agricultural and industrial systems, both increasingly dominated by the private sector. The currency is the Mexican Peso. The “Bank of Mexico” is the central bank.

SOCIETY

Mexican society is distinguished by the values it holds and its roots such as family unity, respect, hard work and the community’s solidarity. It does not have an official religion but Catholicism predominates.

WEATHER

In Mexico, there is a great diversity of climates, considered one of the 12 megadiverse countries of the planet, from cold, humid, temperate, semi-dry, tropical, desert climates, among others.