Skip to Main Content
Ekstrom Library

Government Resources and International Information: Mexico


About Mexico

The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst recession in over half a century. The nation had been making an impressive recovery until the global financial crisis hit in late 2008. Ongoing economic and social concerns include low real wages, underemployment for a large segment of the population, inequitable income distribution, and few advancement opportunities for the largely Amerindian population in the impoverished southern states. The elections held in 2000 marked the first time since the 1910 Mexican Revolution that an opposition candidate - Vicente FOX of the National Action Party (PAN) - defeated the party in government, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He was succeeded in 2006 by another PAN candidate Felipe CALDERON. In January 2009, Mexico assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2009-10 term. Source: World Factbook 

Mexico: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

Mexico: Arts, Culture, Entertainment, Sports and Recreation

Mexico: Economy, Business, Cryptocurrency, Labor, Banking, Industry and Trade

Mexico: Education, Literacy and Libraries

Mexico: Environment, Climate, Geology, Energy, Mining, Animals and Natural Disasters

Mexico: Equality, Civil and Human Rights

Mexico: Family, Youth and Children

Mexico: General Information, Maps and Statistics

Mexico: History, Anthropology, Archaeology and Geography

Mexico: Housing and Construction

Mexico: International Relations, Cooperation, Diplomacy and Foreign Assistance

Mexico: Military, Defense, Security, Intelligence, Terrorism and Peace

Mexico: Population, Census, Immigrants, Refugees and Migration

Mexico: Public Safety, Law Enforcement and Crime

Mexico: Transportation and Infastructure