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Environment
Some serious environmental threats in Mexico include air pollution and mismanagement of water resources.1 Mexicoâ's coast is a popular vacation spot and the number of developments in coastal regions is edging out natural habitats.2 Because 70% of the population lives in an urban area, one of the major challenges for the government is to make sure that the urbanization is environmentally friendly.3 Despite these efforts, air pollution in urban areas has reached an all time high.4

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1 http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2013/01/04/a-key-issue-for-mexico-growth-for-all-that-respects-the-environment
2-3 ibid
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Mexico News

ESPN FC 
PETERSBURG, Russia -- FIFA will not intervene after reviewing two volatile clashes between New Zealand and Mexico players and coaches. FIFA says "it has been verified that there are no grounds for any disciplinary action to be taken." Tempers flared in ... See more..
Vox 
Carrier said last month it was still going to have to let more than 600 people go as it shipped jobs to Mexico, where the minimum wage is undeniably cheaper. [Washington Post / Danielle Paquette]; Press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters the ... See more..
Washington Post 
In May, the group claimed that Mexico's total homicide count last year of 23,000 deaths was surpassed only by Syria (50,000). But in a statement released Friday, the organization retracted its numbers, saying that there was a “methodological flaw" in ... See more..
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NPR 
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with T.J. Bray, a steelworker at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis where President Trump said he saved over 1,000 jobs. Last month, Carrier told the state that 600 people will be laid off, and those jobs will be transferred to ... See more..
Daily Beast 
The big question now is just how the U.S. will respond to this latest scandal, and whether or not we'll continue to be complicit in Mexico's ongoing human rights crisis. Named after the winged horse of Greek mythology—and designed by a cyperweapons ... See more..
Los Angeles Times 
After President Trump incorrectly tweeted that Mexico is the second deadliest country in the world after Syria, the Mexican government responded quickly. No, Mexico isn't the second deadliest place on the globe, said a tersely worded statement issued ... See more..
Axios 
Carrier, the heating and air-conditioning manufacturer, is laying off more than 600 employees from its Indianapolis plant next month, the same plant Trump vowed to keep on American soil, per CNBC. Those manufacturing jobs will go to Mexico, where labor ... See more..
CBSSports.com 
The two wide receivers flew south of the border to the capital of Mexico to take a tour of the city where their team will be playing against the Raiders in November. If you're planning on visiting Mexico City anytime soon, then you might want to start ... See more..
Washington Examiner 
Mexico is becoming increasingly dependent on U.S.-produced natural gas to keep its lights on and its emissions low, a Mexican official told U.S. energy regulators in Washington Thursday at an all-day meeting on energy security. "Natural gas supply is ... See more..
Reuters 
Sellers using Mercado Libre and its Mercado Pago payment platform will be eligible for loans equivalent to as much as two months of their monthly sales, Ignacio Caride, head of company's Mexico operation, told Reuters in an interview. Developments in ... See more..
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Geography

North America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between Belize and the United States and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and the United States
Area

Total 1,964,375 sq km
Land 1,943,945 sq km
Water 20,430 sq km

Climate

varies from tropical to desert
Natural Resources

petroleum, silver, copper, gold, lead, zinc, natural gas, timber ;
Natural Hazards

tsunamis along the Pacific coast, volcanoes and destructive earthquakes in the center and south, and hurricanes on the Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean coasts

volcanism: volcanic activity in the central-southern part of the country; the volcanoes in Baja California are mostly dormant; Colima (elev. 3,850 m), which erupted in 2010, is Mexico's most active volcano and is responsible for causing periodic evacuations of nearby villagers; it has been deemed a "Decade Volcano" by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; Popocatepetl (elev. 5,426 m) poses a threat to Mexico City; other historically active volcanoes include Barcena, Ceboruco, El Chichon, Michoacan-Guanajuato, Pico de Orizaba, San Martin, Socorro, and Tacana volcanic activity in the central-southern part of the country; the volcanoes in Baja California are mostly dormant; Colima (elev. 3,850 m), which erupted in 2010, is Mexico's most active volcano and is responsible for causing periodic evacuations of nearby villagers; it has been deemed a "Decade Volcano" by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; Popocatepetl (elev. 5,426 m) poses a threat to Mexico City; other historically active volcanoes include Barcena, Ceboruco, El Chichon, Michoacan-Guanajuato, Pico de Orizaba, San Martin, Socorro, and ...See More Tacana Show Less
Current Environmental Issues

scarcity of hazardous waste disposal facilities; rural to urban migration; natural freshwater resources scarce and polluted in north, inaccessible and poor quality in center and extreme southeast; raw sewage and industrial effluents polluting rivers in urban areas; deforestation; widespread erosion; desertification; deteriorating agricultural lands; serious air and water pollution in the national capital and urban centers along US-Mexico border; land subsidence in Valley of Mexico caused by groundwater depletion

Demographics

Nationality
Mexican
Population
116,220,947 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Mexico has a free market economy in the trillion dollar class. It contains a mixture of modern and outmoded industry and agriculture, increasingly dominated by the private sector. Recent administrations have expanded competition in seaports, railroads, telecommunications, electricity generation, natural gas distribution, and airports. Per capita income is roughly one-third that of the US; income distribution remains highly unequal. Since the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994, Mexico's share of US imports has increased from 7% to 12%, and its share of Canadian imports has doubled to 5.5%. Mexico has free trade agreements with over ...See More 50 countries including Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, the European Free Trade Area, and Japan - putting more than 90% of trade under free trade agreements. In 2012 Mexico formally joined the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and in July it formed the Pacific Alliance with Peru, Colombia and Chile. In 2007, during its first year in office, the Felipe CALDERON administration was able to garner support from the opposition to successfully pass pension and fiscal reforms. The administration passed an energy reform measure in 2008 and another fiscal reform in 2009. Mexico's GDP plunged 6.2% in 2009 as world demand for exports dropped, asset prices tumbled, and remittances and investment declined. GDP posted positive growth of 5.6% in 2010 with exports - particularly to the United States - leading the way. Growth slowed to 3.9% in 2011 and slightly recovered to 4% in 2012. In November 2012, Mexico's legislature passed a comprehensive labor reform which was signed into law by former President Felipe CALDERON. Mexico's new PRI government, led by President Enrique PENA NIETO, has said it will prioritize structural economic reforms and competitiveness. The new president signed the Pact for Mexico, an agreement that lists 95 priority commitments, along with the leaders of the country's three main political parties: the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), the National Action Party (PAN) and the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD). Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$1.788 trillion (2012 est.); $1.72 trillion (2011 est.); $1.655 trillion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

23.9% of GDP (2012 est.); 24.3% of GDP (2011 est.); 23.7% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

corn, wheat, soybeans, rice, beans, cotton, coffee, fruit, tomatoes; beef, poultry, dairy products; wood products
Industries

food and beverages, tobacco, chemicals, iron and steel, petroleum, mining, textiles, clothing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, tourism