The Three Ethnic Groups In Mexico

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Mexico is a nation found in North America, sharing a northern border with the United States and a southern one with Belize and Guatemala. To the west lies the Pacific Ocean and to the east is the Gulf of Mexico. The country is part of the Northern and Western Hemispheres. As a federal republic, it is also officially known as the United Mexican States much like the United States of America. As a one of the largest nations in the world, Mexico is almost three times the size of Texas; its area measures about 1,943,950 square kilometers. The country has various types of terrain, including high mountains from east to west, many kilometers of desert, to the plateau that makes up the center of the country, and lastly, low coastal plains. …show more content…
However, a small group of those with African descent does exist and this phenomenon has brought about individuals mixed with indigenous Mexican and European blood. The largest group consists of Mexicans who originated from both European and Native American descent; this group makes up approximately sixty percent of the population and have the largest range of standings in the not only the job market, but also in social standing. By contrast, the indigenous population tends to populate agrarian and urban regions as the working class and poor of Mexico. On the other side of the spectrum, those with European ancestry tend to make up the wealthier classes due to colorism and policies that favored the inheritance of …show more content…
However, the identity of Mexicans tends to lie in the ethnic roots, whether they were mainly European or indigenous. Artists such as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo depicted pride in their native ancestry and the present cultural importance of the arts. The political organization of Mexico is such that it has a plurality of political parties and to obtain the presidency, it has become almost impossible to obtain more than half of the vote. PRI is the largest political party in Mexico with respect to numbers, which in English translates as the Institutional Revolutionary Party that was created in 1929 to combat the failure of the Mexican government to uphold the agreements made in the Mexican Revolution during the previous century. Much of the constitution of Mexico takes inspiration from the American constitution, as in seen in the three branches of government, two houses of congress, and similar powers of the president. Thirty-one states and one federal district make up

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