Mexico

1) Background

  • Site of several Amerindian civilizations
  • Conquered and colonized by Spain in the early 16th century
  • Later declared independence by early 19th century
  • Known for powerful drug-trafficking organizations

2) World ranking/ Population

  • 123,166,074 population
  • Ranked 12th

3) GDP Ranking

  • Ranked 12th

4) Unemployment Rate/World Ranking

  • 4.4 rate
  • Ranked 43rd

5) Industries

  • Food and Beverages
  • Tobacoo
  • Iron and Steel
  • Petroleum
  • Mining
  • Textiles
  • Clothing
  • Motor vehicles
  • Consumer Durables
  • Tourism

6) Government Type

  • Federal Republic- Government made up of smaller areas where the central government cedes certain powers to the individual areas for self-government purposes

7) Capitol

  • Mexico City

8) Administrative Divisions

  • 31 states
  • 1 city

9) Independence

  • Declared Sept 16, 1810
  • Recognized by Spain Sept 27, 1821

10) Constitution

  • Approved Feb 5, 1917
  • Last Amended in 2015

11) Legal System

  • Civil law system
  • Law influence similar to U.S. Constitution
  • Judicial review of legislative acts

12) Voting Age

  • 18 years old

13) Executive Branch

Chief/ Head of State

  • President Enrique Pena Nieto

Elections

  • Cabinet appointed by president
  • President directly elected by simple majority popular vote for a single 6 year term, not eligible for reelection

14) Legislative Branch

  • Bicameral

National Congress

  • Senate
  • Chambers of deputies

Senate

  • 128 seats
  • 6 year terms

Chamber of deputies

  • 500 seats
  • 3 year terms

15) Judicial Branch

Supreme Court Justices

  • Organized in civil, criminal, administrative, and labor panels
  • Nominated by president of republic
  • Approved by two-thirds vote of the members in Senate
  • Justices serve for life

Court Judges

  • Nominated by supreme court
  • Elected by two-thirds vote of members in Senate
  • Judges can serve 4 to 9 year terms
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