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Capítulo 2. Mexico, the country of contrasts- Perceptions and misconceptions of the German people about Mexico and Mexican products - Departamento de Administración de Negocios Internacionales. - Licenciatura en Administración de Negocios Internacionales. - Escuela de Negocios y Economía - Universidad de las Américas Puebla.

Autor: Abrego Raigadas, Virgilio

Fuente: http://catarina.udlap.mx/


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Mexico, the country of contrasts. Mexico, the country of contrasts. 28 Mexico, the country of contrasts. 29 “Wenn man nur ein Fleckchen dieser Erde als Paradies bezeichnen dürfte, es müsste Mexiko sein” (Alexander von Humboldt) “If you would only call a place of this earth a paradise, it would be Mexico” The country of Mexico is located in North and Middle America.
It is situated between Belize, Guatemala and the United States, and is bordered to the east by the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, and to the west by the North Pacific Ocean.
The geographic positioning results in Mexico having a wide variety of terrain from high, rugged mountains in the southeast area of the country; low coastal plains and high plateaus in the center; desert in the north to jungles and swamps in the south (CIA 2011). The income distribution in Mexico is highly unequal ranging from the billionaire, Carlos Slim Helú, the richest person in the world with 74 billion dollars (Forbes 2011), to extreme poverty, from mansions to houses constructed from small logs, carton and plastic.
According to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2008 more than 35% of the total wealth in Mexico could be contributed to only 10% of its citizens while the majority of the country held only 17% of the wealth (Gonzalez 2008). Due to the complexity of Mexican history Mexico has a lot of traditions.
Mexicans celebrate everything; sometimes they have huge parties, gifts or festivals.
Mexico celebrates the international holidays like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Epiphany and Carnival as well as their own national holidays including: • Independence Day (September 16th) • Revolution Day (November 20th) • Constitution Day (February 5th) The most popular holiday is Independence Day where every year the people congregate at the Town Hall to wait for the President to ring the bell and shout the names of the people who fought for independence followed by “Viva Me...






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