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Mexico Mexico is the northernmost country of Latin America It lies just south of the United States The Rio Grande forms about two-thirds of the boundary between Mexico and the United States Among all the countries of the Western Hemisphere only the United States and Brazil have more people than Mexico Mexico City is the capital and largest city of Mexico It also is one of the worlds largest metropolitan areas in population To understand Mexico it is necessary to view the nations long early history Hundreds of years ago the Indians of Mexico built large cities developed a calendar invented a counting system and used a form of writing The last Indian empire in Mexico--that of the Aztec--fell to Spanish invaders in 1521 For the next 300 years Mexico was a Spanish colony The Spaniards took Mexicos riches and the Indians remained poor and uneducated But the Spaniards also introduced many changes in farming government industry and religion During the Spanish colonial period a third group of people developed in Mexico These people who had both Indian and white ancestors became known as mestizos Today the great majority of Mexicans are mestizos Some of them think of the Spaniards as intruders and take great pride in their Indian ancestry A number of government programs stress the Indian role in Mexican culture In 1949 the government made an Indian the symbol of Mexican nationality The Indian was Cuauhtemoc the last Aztec emperor Cuauhtemocs bravery under torture by the Spanish made him a Mexican hero Few other countries have so wide a variety of landscapes and climates within such short distances of one another Towering mountains and high rolling plateaus cover more than two-thirds of Mexico The climate land formation and plant life in these rugged highlands may vary greatly within a short distance Mexico also has tropical forests dry deserts and fertile valleys Manufacturing agriculture mining and tourism are all important to Mexicos economy
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