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Poverty and the Environment of MexicoMexico is the third largest country in the world and is located in North America just south of the United States of America To the east you have the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico To the west is the Pacific Ocean In Mexico Mexico City is the largest in the world As in the US the geography is different in parts of Mexico Northern Mexico is like Arizona where you have flat lands and mountains near each other The further south you go you still have mountains but it is much greener than the northern region The southern regions have some volcanic activity and earthquakes like the one in Mexico City in 1985 The climate is also different where ever you go in Mexico In the lowlands the temperature reaches about 77 degrees the tropical highlands reach about 66 degrees and the central plateau reach 63 degrees Annual rainfall is about 24 inches throughout the countryMexican homes are very traditional in that families are very close knit Usually a household contains the parents the children and most of the time the grandmother or other family members There are some very rich parts of Mexico and some very poor parts The poor homes rarely have concrete floors insulation or heat and air conditioning The woman of the home does all the cooking like making tortillas beans and meat While the man is at work making menial pay The people of the poor communities have no health care so they use methods that are past down from generation to generation If a baby has a fever they will take a potato slice them fairly thin and place the potatoes on the forehead of the child and wrap a piece of cloth around it The coolness of the potato pulls away the heat from the childs head Another treatment that they use a paper funnel and fire If a person
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