Mexico is a land of beauty, history, and culture, but it’s not without problems. As the world knows, some of the largest issues for the people of Mexico are corruption in the government, poverty, and drug wars. Mexico has the second highest degree of economic disparity between the extremely poor and extremely rich. There is an average monthly income of $1,000 amongst the people, but with this vast separation of the poor and rich, there are few that reach this average income. The best way to earn an average living in Mexico is through completed education, but this is very difficult to achieve when most teenagers are expected to quit school and start working in order to help out with the family.
Mexico was established as a country in September 27, 1821 with Mexico City being the capital. There are currently over 120 million people living in Mexico. The flag of Mexico represents the people of Mexico and their history. It has three equal vertical bands of green, white, and red; Mexico’s coat of arms (an eagle with a snake in its beak perched on a cactus) is centered in the white band. Green signifies hope, joy, and love; white represents peace and honesty; red stands for hardiness, bravery, strength, and valor. The coat of arms is derived from a legend that the wandering Aztec people were to settle at a location where they would see an eagle on a cactus eating a snake; the city they founded, Tenochtitlan, is now Mexico City.
The main industries in Mexico are plantations such as corn, tobacco, avocado, pineapple, coffee, beans, beef, and dairy as well as industrial items like iron, steel, petroleum, and consumer durables.
Mexico also has the highest amount of Roman Catholic converts per population making it the second largest Catholic country in the world. This is a staggering 85% of the population. The rest of the people of Mexico are Pentecostals, Jehovah Witness’, or Atheists leaving less than 1% of the population being truly born again through the blood of Jesus Christ as their savior. There is a huge need for the truth of the bible in Mexico just as every other needy country in the world.