|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
- Visiting Qatar the hard way: unlicensedby John Pint on December 3, 2022
John Pint shares his memory of driving to Qatar in 1983 from where he lived in Saudi Arabia — and getting caught up in "License Plate Lunacy."
- 2 foreign-owned manufacturing facilities open in northern Mexicoby MND Staff on December 3, 2022
An Irish plastics company and a United States medical technology company opened new plants in northern Mexico this week.
- Mexico’s last World War II veteran dies at 98by MND Staff on December 2, 2022
Mexico's last World War II veteran, an army radio operator and member of the Air Force squadron known as the Aztec Eagles, died on Wednesday.
- Impunity for homicides and femicides remains sky-high, new report findsby MND Staff on December 2, 2022
For the vast majority of homicides and most femicides committed 2016-2021, no perp was convicted, according to an anti-impunity nonprofit.
- 300 kg of fentanyl-laced pills found inside coconuts in Sonoraby MND Staff on December 2, 2022
Authorities found thousands of fake prescription pills hidden inside the fruits, which had been cut in half and glued back together.
- Mexico seeks ‘tangible solutions’ to energy dispute, Economy Minister saysby MND Staff on December 2, 2022
The government has proposed further talks with the U.S. and Canada to avoid escalating the dispute over Mexico's energy policies.
- Netherlands returns 223 pre-Hispanic artifacts to Mexicoby MND Staff on December 2, 2022
The Culture Ministry has announced that 223 archeological pieces were returned to Mexico from the Netherlands, due to a bilateral agreement.
- Need a different winter vacation? Try these 5 alternative Mexico getawaysby Bethany Platanella on December 2, 2022
Skip Mexico's touristy holiday spots this month and try one of these off-the-beaten path locales where there's plenty to do.
- Why are more families immigrating to Mexico?by Debbie Slobe on December 2, 2022
Data collected in 2017 and 2022 surveys paints a clearer picture of where families are from, why they moved and how that’s changing.
- Minimum wage to increase by 20% on January 1by MND Staff on December 1, 2022
Mexico's minimum wage will increase 20% next year thanks to an agreement between the federal government, employers' associations and unions.
- Four years after his inauguration, why is Mexico’s leader still campaigning?by Oscar Lopez in Mexico City on December 1, 2022
Barred from re-election, Lopez Obrador is accused of bussing in supporters to drum up support for his successorFour years after taking office, Mexico’s populist president seems to have returned to what he does best: firing up his ardent political base.Although barred by the constitution from running for re-election in 2024, President Andrés Manuel López […]
- Mexico requests extradition of American charged in tourist deathby Adam Gabbatt and agencies on November 28, 2022
Shanquella Robinson reportedly died while on holiday after viral video shows her being beaten, apparently by an American womanThe US is weighing an extradition request from Mexico after authorities in the country charged an American woman with murdering another US woman shown being beaten while they vacationed in a viral video.Prosecutors in the Mexican […]
- Tarot cards reveal hidden thoughts of surrealist genius Leonora Carringtonby Peter Beaumont on November 26, 2022
Recognition came late for the pioneering British-Mexican artist and feminist, and now the emergence of a private collection has given her work new meaningA male figure – the Fool – floats almost in space, etched in white on to a shimmering blue background, a dog pawing at his leg. In a second painting, Death strides across a field wielding his scythe, […]
- Searching for Diego: the hunt for one missing migrant in the Arizona desertby Justo Robles, on the Arizona-Mexico border on November 25, 2022
In the deadliest year for people attempting to cross the US-Mexico border, a search party tries to find a missing 19-year-oldWhen Roberto Resendiz cautiously reached the end of a remote rocky stretch surrounded by cacti, he stopped walking.The 44-year-old Californian glanced over his shoulder. The sunrise glowed then beamed brightly over the Arizona desert, […]
- Sansón and Me review – sobering account of teenager sentenced to life for murderby Peter Bradshaw on November 14, 2022
Director Rodrigo Reyes re-enacts his experiences with a young Mexican serving life without parole, weighing up the pressures and life choicesWith this startling and sombre documentary, Mexican film-maker Rodrigo Reyes has conducted an experiment in verbatim cinema, or what you might call witness cinema. In 2014, Reyes was at his day job as a California […]