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For years business practices in Mexico have been directly related to the cultural and political situations that have shaped the country Mexico was the site of some of the earliest and most advanced civilizations in the western hemisphere These shaped the economics of the Mexico we know today The Mayan culture attained its greatest development about the 6th century AD Another group the Toltec established an empire and developed a great civilization still evidenced by the ruins of magnificent buildings and monuments The leading tribe the Aztec built great cities and developed an advanced social political and religious organization Their civilization was highly developed both intellectually and artistically The first European explorer to visit Mexican territory was Francisco Fernandez de Cordoba in 1517 He discovered traces of the Maya in Yucatan In 1535 several years after the fall of the Aztec capital the basic form of colonial government in Mexico was instituted with the appointment of the first Spanish viceroy Antonio de Mendoza A distinguishing characteristic of colonial Mexico was the exploitation of the Native Americans Although thousands of them were killed during the Spanish conquest they continued to be the great majority of inhabit ants of what was referred to as New Spain speaking their own languages and retaining much of their native culture Inevitably they became the laboring class Their hardship was the result of the encomienda system by which Spanish nobles priests and soldiers were granted not only large tracts of land but also jurisdiction over all Native American residents A second characteristic of colonial Mexico was the position and power of the Roman Catholic Church Franciscan Augustinian Dominican and Jesuit missionaries entered the country with the conquistadors Before 1859 when church holdings were nationalized the church owned one-third of all property and land A third characteristic was the existence of rigid social classes the Native Americans the mestizos mixed Spanish and Native black slaves which were brought from Africa and
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