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Mexico is a big country in North America. North of Mexico are the United States, south of Mexico are Guatemala and Belize. Mexico is between the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

People living in Mexico or who are from there are called Mexicans. Most Mexican people speak Spanish. There are also Mexicans who speak Native American languages, like Nahuatl, Maya, and Zapotec. The capital of Mexico is Mexico City.

Mexico is the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world. It is also the second most populous country in Latin America (after Brazil). 60% of the Mexicans have Native American and European forefathers, they are called mestizos. Almost 15% of the Mexicans are pure Native American and 10% are European. Most Mexicans (90%) speak Spanish. 10% of the Mexicans speak a Native American language, like Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs, Maya or Zapotec. Most people in Mexico are Roman Catholic (89%). 6% are Protestant.

list of famous Mexicans

Artists

Mariano Azuela (1873- 1952), writer

Dr. Atl (1875-1964), painter

Luis Barragán (1902-1988), architect

Carlos Chávez (1899-1978), composer

Carlos Fuentes (1928-), writer

Salma Hayek (1966-), actress

Sor Juana (1651-1695), writer

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), painter

Nezahualcóyotl (1402-1472), poet

Octavio Paz (1914-1998), writer

Diego Rivera (1886-1957), painter

Politicians and Military Commanders

Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas (1934-), politician

Lázaro Cárdenas (1895-1970), president

Cuauhtémoc (1502-1515), Aztec emperor

Porfirio Díaz (1830-1915), general and dictator

Vicente Fox (1942-), president

Miguel Hidalgo (1753-1811), priest and independece fighter

Agustín de Iturbide (1783-1823), emperor

Benito Juárez (1806-1872), president

Francisco I. Madero (1873-1913), president

Subcomandante Marcos (date of birth unknown), guerilla leader

Moctezuma II (1466-1520), Aztec Emperor

José María Morelos (1765-1815), independence fighter

Pacal the Great (603-683), king of Palenque

Quetzalcoatl (10th century), Prehispanic God

Antonio López de Santa Anna (1796-1876), general and dictator

Pancho Villa (1878-1923), general in the Mexican Revolution

Emiliano Zapata (1879-1919), revolutionary

Alejandro Toledo (1946-), president

Scientists

Rodolfo Neri Vela (1952-), astronaut

Mario Molina (1943-), chemical engineer

Mexico News:

In Mexico, kids urge Obama for immigration reform

MEXICO CITY — About a dozen US-born children of deported immigrants are hoping to catch President Barack Obama’s attention during his visit to Mexico’s capital.

Sportspeople

Claudio Pizarro(1978-),soccer player

Rodrigo Cardenas(1997-),star kid

Other

Enrique Camarena (1948-1985), undercover agent

Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin (1474-1548), saint

Malinche (1505-1529), interpreter and girlfriend of Hernan Cortes

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