Parts of Mexico extend throughout the subtropical and the tropical latitudes. In the northern region of Mexico there is
little rain because of the desert like climate. But the southeastern caost is hot and humid for most of the year. in the winter
polor air blows southward across the Plateau of Mexico with freezing temperatures.
Mexico doesn't have much farmland because of the mountains. Most of the farmland is found in southern Mxico. Traditional
Mexican food crops include maize, beans, and squash. Cash crops are a very important part of Mexico's agriculture. Border
crossings get backed-up from Mexican trucks huling fruits and vegetables into the U.S.
Petroleum is Mexico's main mineral resource. Mexico has one of the largest petroleum reserves in the world. Gold and silver
mines are still important aswell. Mexico has four major industrial centers Mexico City, Puebla, Guadalajara, and
Monterrey. Automobiles are a very important export for Mexico. The cities that are growing the most rapidly are those on the
border of the U.S. These cities are centered around factories that were built by major companies in the U.S. these factories
are called maquiladoras. Mexico is a big tourist destination because of its' old colonial cities and old Native American Civilizations.
Greater Mexico City
Greater Mexico Cite is a big region that includes the capital district and almost 50 smaller cities. The area is less than
100 miles across but it holds one-fifthof Mexico's population(thats a lot of people) Mexico City is one of the wrolds
most populated cities in the world. Mexico City's slums are growing very fast from the people moveing to the city to try and
Oil is Mexico's greatest natural resource. It is found along the Gulf of Mexico. There are huge cities along the gulf now,
that were founded in the colonial period. This area has many forests that are being cut down for farming and ranching.
Social and Economic Issues
Mexico had a debt of $100 billion. Mexico's economy is improveing greatly. Mexico has devloped a better relationship with
the U.S. and other countries. Mexico'd politics have been changing and the country is becomeing more democratic.