The Government of Mexico!!
By Alex, Sarah, Emma, and Avery!!!!
What Type of Government does Mexico Have?
Mexico's government is a federal republic under a centralized government. The capitol has federation or control over the entire country, but the states also have power within themselves. Just like how the United States has National laws and state laws. Also like the United States, they have a judicial, executive, and legislative branch. The capitol is Mexico City. Mexico gained their independence from Spain in 1810. The constitution was written on February 5, 1917. They celebrate their independence on september 16.
Who is the leader of Mexico? What is his or her roles in the government? How does he or she affect Mexico’s role in the world?
What are Mexico’s major imports/exports? How are their imports/exports tied to their geography and climate?
Mexico's top 5 exports are Electronic equipment, Vehicles excluding trains and streetcars, Machinery, Mineral fuels including oil, Optical, technical and medical apparatus. The reason that these are Mexico's top exports because, Mexico's top 5 imports are Crude Oil,Passenger Vehicles, Televisions, Special Purpose Vehicle Parts and Accessories, and Computers. There are many imports in Mexico, some of the top ones are: Crude Oil,Passenger Vehicles, Televisions, Special Purpose Vehicle Parts and Accessories, and Computers. The reason that there are a lot of technology is because Mexico has a very low rate of internet use.
Northwestern Mexico is drier than the rest of the country. It is hot in the summer and northern Mexico gets chilly in winter, with temperatures sometimes approaching freezing. The Tropic of Cancer runs across Mexico and south of the tropic it’s hot and is also humid all year long. The hot, wet season runs from May to October with the hottest and wettest months falling between June and September for most of Mexico.
What is Mexico's biggest conflict? And how are the issues being resolved?
Today Mexico's biggest problem is crime and drug cartels. The death taul has risen 35,000 since President Felipe Calderón took office in December 2006. Drug cartels have been at war against each other for territory. More than 60,000 people have been killed from 2006-2012. Nearly 70% of the cartels gun and weapons have been collected. 90% of Americans cocaine imports have came from Mexico. Drug cartels take in 19-29 billion annually in sales in the U.S. Ex-President Felipe Calderon (2006- 2012)
War on the Cartels: Calderon gained worldwide recognition for his all-out war on Mexico's drug cartels. In recent years, powerful smuggling cartels silently shipped tons of narcotics from Central and South America into the US and Canada, making billions of dollars. Many of their leaders had been killed or captured, but at a great cost in lives and money for the government. The Calderon years will probably be remembered as the bloodiest in Mexico's history since the Revolutionary War a century ago.
How are these issues being addressed?
Back in February 2014 one of Mexicos most strongest and dangerous drug cartels known as The Zetas, led by El Chapo Guzman, was taken down by Mexican marines. Soon after Chapos mistake of using a traceable cell phone, the Mexican marines broke into his seven connected houses in the Mexican city of Culiacan, connected by secret tunnels that also tied in with the city's sewage system, with the help of the US drug enforcement administration.
- Government or Gobierno. The political direction and control exercised over the actions of themembers, citizens, or inhabitants of communities, societies, andstates; direction of the affairs of a state, community, etc.; political administration.
- Federal or Federal. Pertaining to or of the nature of a union of states under a centralgovernment distinct from the individual governments of the separate states.
- Republic or República. A state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizensentitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly orindirectly by them.
- Constitution or Constitución. The way in which a thing is composed or made up; makeup.
- Leader or Líder. A person or thing that leads.
- President or Presidente. The highest executive officer of a modern republic.
- Conflict or Conflicto. To come into collision or disagreement; be contradictory, at variance,or in opposition; clash.
- Import or Importación. To bring in (merchandise, commodities, workers, etc.) from a foreigncountry for use, sale, processing, reexport, or services.
- Export or Exportar. To ship (commodities) to other countries or places for sale, exchange, etc.
- Climate or Clima. The composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region,as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine,cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years.
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