|Area Total||1,964,375 sq km|
|Climate||varies from tropical to desert|
|Natural Resources||petroleum, silver, antimony, copper, gold, lead, zinc, natural gas, timber|
|Imports||US 46.4%, China 17.7%, Japan 4.3% (2017) – metalworking machines, steel mill products, agricultural machinery, electrical equipment, automobile parts for assembly and repair, aircraft, aircraft parts, plastics, natural gas and oil products|
|Exports||US 79.9% (2017) – manufactured goods, electronics, vehicles and auto parts, oil and oil products, silver, plastics, fruits, vegetables, coffee, cotton; Mexico is the world’s leading producer of silver|
|Government||federal presidential republic|
|Capital||Mexico City (Ciudad de Mexico)|
|Population||128,649,565 (July 2020 est.)|
|Ethnicity||mestizo (Amerindian-Spanish) 62%, predominantly Amerindian 21%, Amerindian 7%, other 10% (mostly European) (2012 est.)|
|Language||Spanish only 92.7%, Spanish and indigenous languages 5.7%, indigenous only 0.8%, unspecified 0.8% (2005)|
News about Mexico
- AMLO faults former Fonatur chief for Maya Train delayby Peter Davies on January 25, 2022
President López Obrador said former director Rogelio Jiménez Pons, removed earlier this month, hadn't applied himself to the project.
- A Puebla town’s food fair gives visitors a taste of their indigenous ancestryby Joseph Sorrentino on January 25, 2022
The San Pedro Yancuitlalpan event shared with the public traditional dishes passed down through generations of pre-Hispanic forebears.
- Mexico’s corruption score remains unchanged on international indexby Peter Davies on January 25, 2022
Any progress in the government's fight against corruption over the past year is not reflected on the 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index.
- US issues security alert for Quintana Rooby Ben Wein on January 25, 2022
The US Consulate General in Mérida issued the alert, which highlighted tourist hotspots for their criminal activity.
- No justice for lynching victims in Puebla, lawyer chargesby Ben Wein on January 25, 2022
Only nine of about 100 people involved in a lynching in 2020 have been arrested, the lawyer representing one victim's family said.
- Some Telmex customers get a free bump in internet speedby Ben Wein on January 25, 2022
Some Telmex customers said their internet speeds increased drastically on Sunday, from as much as 500 megabits to 1 gigabit.
- Health ministry sees ‘substantial’ change in COVID’s growth trendby Peter Davies on January 25, 2022
The pace of growth in new coronavirus case numbers is slowing, Deputy Health Minister Hugo López-Gatell said Tuesday.
- Agriculture officials present plan to save endangered Michoacán lakeby Ben Wein on January 25, 2022
Without intervention, Lake Cuitzeo could disappear completely in 10 years due to drought, deforestation and the dumping of sewage.
- Although homicides down, citizens group says public safety worsened in 2021by Peter Davies on January 25, 2022
Homicides declined slightly but Mexico's overall public security situation declined, according to the head of a national crime watch group.
- Mexico: Canadians killed at resort over international gang debts, police sayby AP in Mexico City on January 25, 2022
Shooting of pair on Caribbean coast allegedly linked to ‘transnational illegal activities that the victims participated in’The killing of two Canadians at a resort on Mexico’s Caribbean coast last week was motivated by debts between international gangs apparently dedicated to drug and weapons trafficking, according to a senior Mexican […]
- Mayor cites heat, bad eating habits among reasons for Acapulco violenceby Ben Wein on January 25, 2022
Abelina López Rodríguez said her remarks came from reading a BBC article, but she nevertheless apologized after she came under criticism.
- Heads roll in case of 3-month-old baby’s body found in Puebla prison garbageby Peter Davies on January 25, 2022
Puebla Governor Miguel Barbosa has fired his security minister and a deputy minister two weeks after the body was found in a prison dumpster.
- Journalist who feared for her life murdered in Tijuanaby Ben Wein on January 24, 2022
Lourdes Maldonado, a former Televisa journalist, was shot dead in her car in Tijuana on Sunday night.
- Army takes back territory in Michoacán; cartel boosts its presenceby Peter Davies on January 24, 2022
The army has retaken control of a part of Michoacán that was under the sway of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel for more than four months.
- New refinery 40% over budget, likely to miss completion deadline: reportby Peter Davies on January 24, 2022
One of the federal government's signature infrastructure projects is progressing more slowly and costing more than expected, Bloomberg found.