By Allison Miller

How the mexican flag came to be.

Red, white, and green are the colors of the national liberation army in Mexico.The central emblem is the Mexican coat of arms, based on the Aztec symbol for Mexico City.It recalls the legend that inspired the Aztecs to settle on what was originally a lake-island. It is a common mistake when constructing the flag of Mexico to take the Mexican coat of arms and place it in the center of the white stripe, using the Italian flag as the base design. Although the Mexican tricolor (green, white, red) has been continuously used for a longer time than the Italian one, at the time of the Mexican flag's adoption, the similarly toned Italian tricolor had already been used briefly in Europe, for example by the Cisalpine Republic,but it had different proportions from the modern Italian flag.

Mexican Economy

The economy of Mexico is the 15th largest in the world in nominal terms and the 11th largest by purchasing power parity. Administrations have improved the country's Mexico was not significantly influenced by the recent 2002 South American crisis, and maintained positive, although low, rates of growth after a brief period of stagnation in 2001

Mexican Government

The Federal Government of Mexico is the national government of the United Mexico States the central government established by its constitution to share sovereignty over the republic with the governments of the 31 individual Mexican states and one Federal District and to represent such governments before international bodies such as the United Nations. Similar to the Federal government of the United States of America, the Mexican federal government has three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial. Through the system of separation of powers each of these branches has some authority to act on its own, some authority to regulate the other two branches, and has some of its own authority is regulated by the other branches. The seat of the federal government is in the Distrito Federal, or simply, "D.F." Mexico's government takes place in a framework of a whose government is based on a congressional system whereby the President of Mexico is both head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party electoral system.