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Analysis of The Mexican Civil War - Prior to independence, the Mexican Civil War brought many Mexicans into hearding their livestock across the Rio Grande. This trip was intended to ease profit making as American troops were desperate for meats such as raw beef and crops such as corn. This plan would bring a different style of outlaw intuition (Carnes 79). As a result, by 1870 most border region cities were occupied by Mexicans and Mexican-Americans (Matthews 61). However, freedom was cut short when Anglos were the rulers of most of these cities....   [tags: independence, mexican lands, texas rangers]
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The American Army in the Mexican War - During the 19th century, the United States had two armies. Authorized by congress in 1789, the first was the standing army called as U.S. army. This force consisted of officers commissioned by Congress and men who joined for a five year period. In 1792. Congress created an auxiliary army called as militia. The U.S. army was a national force while the militia was the armies of various states. The militia could be called for federal service: to execute the laws, to suppress insurrections, and to repel invasions....   [tags: Mexican American War, American History]
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Never Marry a Mexican by Sandra Cisneros - Sandra Cisneros’s “Never Marry a Mexican” introduces readers to Clemencia. Cisneros eludes Clemencia as a woman who appears proud of her Mexican heritage, yet knows not how the slanderous phrase “Never marry a Mexican” her well-meaning mother’s trusty lips utters about Clemencia’s own Mexican father negatively foreshadows her seedy life and gloomy world perspective later down her destructive journey of adulthood. Simply put, Clemencia’s relationship with her mother is "like [she] never had one" (Cisneros 131) especially during the final moments of her sickly father's life....   [tags: women, clemencia, mexican heritage]
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Impact of Globalization on Mexican Culture and Identity - The ethnic- Mexican experience has changed over the years as American has progressed through certain period of times, e.g., the modernity and transformation of the southwest in the late 19th and early 20th century, the labor demands and shifting of U.S. immigration policy in the 20th century, and the Chicano Civil Rights Movement. Through these events Mexican Americans have established and shaped their culture, in order, to negotiate these precarious social and historical circumstances. Throughout the ethnic Mexicans cultural history in the United States, conflict and contradiction has played a key role in shaping their modalities of life....   [tags: Mexican Culture and Identity] 2066 words
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Exploring the Mexican Independence from Spain - Introduction To what extent was Mexico’s independence from Spain a “full-scale assault on dependency”. This essay will investigate how the Mexican independence from Spain was only slightly a “full-scale assault on dependency”, due to several political and social conflicts. Firstly, Mexico remained a monarchy (but not under the control of Spain) after the insurgency. Secondly, there was still an official state religion in Mexico. Another reason is because social conflicts reduced the desire for independence .On the other hand, it assaulted dependency because there were some changes within the social hierarchy, and because Mexico was free from Spain....   [tags: Mexican War for Independence]
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Mexican Americans: Perspectives on Death and Dying - Mexican Americans: Death and Dying Hispanics are the fastest growing minority in the United States, and the majority of them are Mexican in origin (Kemp, 2001). The Roman Catholic Church plays a vital role in the culture and daily life of many Mexican Americans. Consequently, healthcare personnel must become culturally competent in dealing with the different beliefs possessed by these individuals. Nurses must have the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver care that is congruent with the patient’s cultural beliefs and practices (Kearney-Nunnery, 2010)....   [tags: Mexican American Culture, Religion, Beliefs]
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Never Marry a Mexican by Sandra Cisneros - Sandra Cisneros’s “Never Marry a Mexican” introduces readers to Clemencia. Cisneros eludes Clemencia as a woman who appears proud of her Mexican heritage, yet knows not how the slanderous phrase “Never marry a Mexican” uttered from her well-meaning mother’s trusty lips about Clemencia’s own Mexican father negatively foreshadows her seedy life and gloomy world perspective later down her destructive journey of adulthood. Simply put, Clemencia’s relationship with her mother is "like [she] never had one" (Cisneros 131) especially during the final moments of her sickly father's life....   [tags: clemencia, mexican heritage, la malinche]
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Never Marry a Mexican by Sandra Cisneros - Sandra Cisneros’s “Never Marry a Mexican” introduces readers to Clemencia. Cisneros eludes Clemencia as a woman who appears proud of her Mexican heritage, yet knows not how the slanderous phrase “Never marry a Mexican” uttered from her well-meaning mother’s trusty lips about Clemencia’s own Mexican father negatively foreshadows her seedy life and gloomy world perspective later down her destructive journey of adulthood. Simply put, Clemencia’s relationship with her mother is "like [she] never had one" (Cisneros 131) especially during the final moments of her sickly father's life....   [tags: clemencia, mexican heritage, la malinche]
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The Mexican Revolution - The Mexican Revolution The prevailing concern of the Mexican revolution was the welfare of the common Mexican worker, be he a farm worker on a Southern hacienda, or a rancher in the North. The presidents of Mexico, starting most notably with Benito Juárez, really incited the revolution, though laterthe main course of protest and turmoil focused on the presidents themselves. Díaz served as Mexican president until 1910. During his time in office, the Mexican economy and lifestyle were fairly successful; Mexico had good trade relations with the U.S....   [tags: Mexican History]
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The Mexican Revolution - The Mexican Revolution      There was a huge revolution in the country of Mexico that started in the year 1910, led by Porfirio Diaz, the president of Mexico in 1910. In the 1860’s Diaz was important to Mexican politics and then was elected president in 1877. Diaz said that he would only be president for one year and then would resign, but after four years he was re-elected as the President of Mexico. Porfirio Diaz and the Mexican revolution had a huge impact on the country of Mexico that is still felt in some places today....   [tags: Mexican History]
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Evolving Structure of Mexican Drug Cartels - "A businessman, and a business woman sit across from each other in negotiations. The man proposes four thousand pesos, and the woman says she can't afford that much. She counter-offers with twenty-five hundred pesos. The man agrees and leaves. This was a weekly payment for the protection of the woman's local business against the Juarez Cartel." (Lacey, M. 2010). Many critics are now making comparisons between the Mexican drug cartels, like the one mentioned above, and legitimate corporations like Netflix, or Google....   [tags: juarez cartel, mexican cartels, trafficking drugs]
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Evil Eye and Curanderismo in the Mexican-American Culture - Curanderismo or traditional folk healing in Mexican culture is a very ancient belief system. Curanderismo comes from the word curar which literally means to heal. The founding fathers (predecessors) are considered Don Pedrito Jaramillo, Teresita, and Niño Fidencio. These people were not all from the same time period (era) the common belief shared was to rid the patient as he or she is called of an illness whose roots come from evil or evil doing done (performed) by someone else. This system of belief is not to be confused with brujeria or witchcraft as that is an entirely other belief system with its own credos....   [tags: Mexican-American culture, traditional folk healing]
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The Mexican-American War - The Mexican-American war determined the destiny of the United States of America, it determined whether or not it would become a world power and it established the size of the United States of America. Perhaps the war was inevitable due to the idea of Manifest Destiny - Americans thought they had the divine right to extend their territory. The Mexican-American War started mainly because of the annexation of the Republic of Texas (established in 1836 after breaking away from Mexico). The United States and Mexico still had conflicts on what the borders of Texas was, the United States claimed that the Texas border with Mexico was the Rio Grande, but the Mexicans said that it was the Nueces River...   [tags: Mexican American War] 1453 words
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Major Problems in Mexican American History - Major Problems in Mexican American History Mexicans have been a people long oppressed. That is evident not only by the readings edited by Zaragosa Vargas in Major Problems in Mexican American History, but also by the the documentary Chicano!. The Mexicans’ past is underscored by conquest of the present-day American Southwest first by the Spanish and then by the United States following the Mexican American War. With other countries establishing control over them, Mexicans have never really been able to establish themselves....   [tags: Mexican History Culture Cultural Essays] 2314 words
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The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela as a Reflection of the Mexican Revolution - The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela as a Reflection of the Mexican Revolution In 1910, the first social upheaval of the 20th century was unleashed in Mexico. Known as the Mexican Revolution, its historical importance and impact inspired an abundance of internationally renowned South American authors. Mariano Azuela is one of these, whose novel, "The Underdogs" is often described as a classic of modern Hispanic literature. Having served as a doctor under Pancho Villa, a revolutionary leader of the era, Azuela's experience in the Revolution provides The Underdogs with incomparable authenticity of the political and social tendencies of the era between 1910 and 1920....   [tags: World Literature Mexican Azuela] 2162 words
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Mexican Lives by Judith Adler Hellman - Mexican Lives by Judith Adler Hellman      The author of Mexican Lives, Judith Adler Hellman, grapples with the United States’ economic relationship with their neighbors to the south, Mexico. It also considers, through many interviews, the affairs of one nation. It is a work held to high esteem by many critics, who view this work as an essential part in truly understanding and capturing Mexico’s history. In Mexican Lives, Hellman presents us with a cast from all walks of life. This enables a reader to get more than one perspective, which tends to be bias....   [tags: Mexican Lives Judith Adler Hellman Essays]
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Sandra Cisneros's “Never Marry a Mexican” - Sandra Cisneros’s short story “Never Marry a Mexican” deals heavily with the concept of myth in literature, more specifically the myth La Malinche, which focuses on women, and how their lives are spun in the shadows on men (Fitts). Myths help power some of the beliefs of entire cultures or civilizations. She gives the reader the mind of a Mexican-American woman who seems traitorous to her friends, family and people she is close to. This causes destruction in her path in the form of love, power, heartbreak, hatred, and an intent to do harm to another, which are themes of myth in literature....   [tags: Mexicans, Cisneros, myths]
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The Mexican Revolution - The Mexican Revolution began November 20th, 1910. It is disputable that it extended up to two decades and seized more than 900,000 lives. This revolution, however, also ended dictatorship in Mexico and restored the rights of farm workers, or peons, and its citizens. Revolutions are often started because a large group of individuals want to see a change. These beings decided to be the change that they wanted to see and risked many things, including their lives. Francisco “Pancho” Villa and Emiliano Zapata are the main revolutionaries remembered....   [tags: Politics, Villa, Zapata]
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The Mexican War - ... Southerners, who were pro-slavery and primarily Whigs, felt that their president was marginalizing them. The very politician who supposedly standing for southern views was instead collaborating with northern efforts. Some southerners, known as fire-eaters, met at the Nashville Convention to confer about plans of secession. Because politicians were not acting in accordance to their party’s beliefs, it became difficult for American citizens to trust their elected officials. The economic priorities of the North and South were so different regarding slavery that it was hard for a politician not to take a position on the issue....   [tags: expansion, slavery, politics] 1158 words
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"Desert Immigrants: The Mexicans of El Paso 1880-1920" by Mario García - Desert Immigrants: The Mexicans of El Paso 1880-1920 analyzes and discusses the Mexican immigrants to El Paso, Texas. The most western city of the vast state of Texas, a city in the edge of the Chihuahuan desert; a place too far away from many regions of the United States, but as Mario García explains a very important city during the development of the western United States. He begins explaining how El Paso’s proximity to different railroads coming from México and the United States converged there, which allowed El Paso to become an “instant city”, as mining, smelting, and ranching came to region....   [tags: Mexican immigrants] 1131 words
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The Mexican State of Chiapas - The Mexican State of Chiapas Historically, the preservation of culture and the progress of development have been conflicting ambitions. Mexico, in particular, has been a frequent witness to the violent clash of the Old and New Worlds ever since European explorers set foot on American soil in 1492. In particular, the Mexican state of Chiapas has resisted the desecration of Mayan culture for the past 500 years, culminating in the Zapatista Revolution that began on New Year’s Eve of 1994. This paper seeks to explore both the chronology of the Mayan fight for political and educational autonomy, as well as detail the historic reformation of the past decade....   [tags: Culture History Historical Mexian Essays]
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Reasons for and Outcomes of the Mexican War - Aggravated with overcrowding, rising prices and economic depression; many Americans sought to start a new life away from the eastern seaboard. Those looking for new farm land and trade opportunities cast their eyes on the resources that lay in the vast domain to the west. It did not matter to them if the areas lie in a foreign country or was already inhabited by Mexicans or Indians. Americans justified taking land and displacing Mexicans and Indians through their belief of Manifest Destiny and white supremacy....   [tags: Texas, Sam Houston, California, Miguel Hidalgo]
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Mexican American Forgotten in History - World War II brought forward the opportunity for many Mexican Americans to show their commitment to this country . United states was lacking men labor because of the recruitment of men for the army. This gave hope for many that wanted to escape their harsh lives back at home. This war was a fight for power and United States needed more support, which led them seeking help. Latinos made great contributions in World War II efforts but still are those like Ken Burns who believes otherwise . World war II brought a turning point in the construction of Mexican American civil rights awareness....   [tags: chicanas, contributions, minority]
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Problems With the Mexican Health System - According to Mexican citizens, the health care system needs further reform to improve the efficiency, availability, and quality of medical services provided to the uninsured. A major source of inconvenience in medical provision is the long wait for treatment. Patients with scheduled appointments, as well as those in emergency situations often have to wait hours for care, and it is an accepted fact for those with Popular Health Insurance that a medical consultation in a hospital would likely engage the entire day.Additionally, both Ordoñez Ramírez and Mercadao Juárez agree that subsequent reforms must be made to change the focus of medical treatment towards serious diseases such as cancer and...   [tags: Popular Insurance Program]
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Mexican Immigrant Oppression in America - “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”~ Martin Luther King, Jr. As Martin Luther King, Jr, described, oppression is a worldwide problem, however though the most crucial group is the Mexican immigrants in America, due to the economical, educational, and societal discrimination they face in a country where is everyone is said to be free; consequently though due to anti- immigration groups and non- acceptance in America, this problem has remained unsolved, and will remain so until people can learn to accept people for who they are, and not where they come from....   [tags: Immigration Research Paper]
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Care Giving for the Mexican Elderly - “Ageing means an increase in life expectancy, prevalence of chronic disease, and need for health and social care services” (Vladislavovna, 2010, 1). Older people need formal and informal support systems to insure independence and an overall good quality of life. Families & friends play a big role in the lives of aging Mexican elderly, “a social network is the collection of interpersonal and communal bonds that people have throughout their lives to establish social relations that satisfy certain needs, and maintain their wellbeing” (Vladislavovna, 2010, 1) this is going to serve even more importance as the aging population is living longer and the number of older individuals is increasing....   [tags: Health Care ]
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The Current State of Mexican Democracy - According to Stoner and McFaul when the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) was defeated and voted out of office in 2000 this turnout allowed for a completion of a successful transition to democracy in Mexico (264). Although a transition did occur and Mexico does have solid democratic foundations, bewildering corruption, poor rule of law, and narco related violence have halted Mexican democratic consolidation. The current state of Mexican democracy is seemingly difficult to analyze because Mexico is still a relatively new democracy....   [tags: politics, new democracy]
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Protecting the U.S. Mexican Border - The U.S. and Mexican border is a line drawn on a map and along with many other borders all around the world. That line can signify a difference on each side which can be a difference as from black to white. Within the U.S. and Mexican border along with other nations this border is commonly the difference between the United States growing into a superpower which entitles things as a better life of the people, better living, better conditions, more rights, and so forth . Within the Mexican side of the border, the people are living in such conditions which it’s astronomical in the living differences, the people there starve live day by day in situations....   [tags: Immigration ]
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The U.S.- Mexican War - The United States has always has been an oppressor of its neighboring countries, making any and all populations that stand in the way of what it wants an enemy. The U.S.-Mexican War was a violent and shattering event for Mexican citizens that lasted from 1846-1848. It drastically altered the course of Mexican and American history for years to come. Once the debilitating battle ended, the United States emerged a world power having acquired more than 500,000 square miles of valuable territory and Mexico spent years recovering from the loss of land and Mexican citizens....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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Cumbia in Mexican Culture - Cumbia serves as a unifier of Mexican people, especially families, and serves as a sociocultural outlet for celebration and upholds cultural traditions. A main theme of Mexican culture is togetherness of the family, and many celebrations create a community and place for family involvement. Celebrating together creates and maintains bonds and is an outlet for expression sharing commonalities such as cultural thoughts and ideas. Solidifying a connection in the community with people that listen to cumbia strengthens the culture and forms unity....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]
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The Mexican American War - INTRODUCTION The Mexican war between two neighbors, The United states and Mexico during 1846 to 1848 was a defining for both the nations. United States became a continental power as Mexico lost half of its territory, the present American Southwest from Texas to California. THE GEOGRAPHICAL BORDERLANDS The region which Mexico lost to united states is a region with own diverse history and culture. It is the present day states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Mexican, Native American and Anglo American cultures were clashed and blended here....   [tags: Mexico, United States, American History]
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Mexacan Immigration before the 1960's - Mexican Immigration before the 1960s Introduction Mexican immigration has impacted many important components here in the United States of America (U.S.) and in its major institutions of society. In the following paper I will be focusing on the nature of social policies (or the lack thereof) that Americans had developed with respect to Mexican immigration by 1960. Specifically this paper will be detailing six different areas: the Mexican American War, Anti-Mexican American violence, Texas, the Great Depression, the Bracero program, and documented versus undocumented status....   [tags: Mexican American War, Violence, American History]
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Mexican Revolution of 1910 - In November 1910 the first great social revolution of the 20th century began in Mexico. The Revolution brought forth a number of different leaders pursuing different goals. Early Revolutionary presidents—Francisco Madero and Venustiano Carranza—emphasized the need for political reform. The two most famous military leaders—Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata—responded to the growing demands of the peasants and urban workers for major social and economic reforms. There were also demands for curbs on the social control and political influence exercised by the Roman Catholic Church....   [tags: Dictatorship, Porfirio Diaz, Rebellion]
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Mexican Immigration - Mexican immigration in the early 1900's was a huge issue that impacted the United States in areas such as urban population, employment and many other ways. The mass number of Mexican immigrant's that migrated to the United States from Mexico was at nearly half million in between the years of 1920 and 1929. Mexicans left their native land and moved to the United States not only to achieve financial prosperity, but to get out of the chaotic environment that Mexico was in at the time due to the Mexican revolution which began in 1910....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Mexican Americans - Starting in the late nineteenth century until the end of World War II, the immigration policy in the United States experienced dramatic changes that altered the pace of immigration. High rates of immigration sparked adverse emotions and encouraged restrictive legislation and numerous bills in Congress advocated the suspension of immigration and the deportation of non-Americans (Wisconsin Historical Society). Mexican American history was shaped by several bills in Congress and efforts to deport all non-Americans from the United States....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Mexican Cartel - Mexican Cartel Drug War Mexico has a long history of cartels the deaths, drugs and weapon trafficking is in all time high increasing year by year. “Mexico's gangs have flourished since the late 19th century, mostly in the north due to their proximity to towns along the U.S.-Mexico border. But it was the American appetite for cocaine in the 1970s that gave Mexican drug cartels immense power to manufacture and transport drugs across the border. Early Mexican gangs were primarily situated in border towns where prostitution, drug use, bootlegging and extortion flourished” (Wagner)....   [tags: Drugs, Weapon, Trafficking] 1525 words
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Mexicans in America During the Great Depression - While many remember the Great Depression as a time of terrible trials for Americans, few understand the hardships faced by Mexicans and Mexican Americans in the U.S. This paper examines the experiences of Mexicans in America during the Great Depression and explores the devastating impact of repatriation efforts. America has an extensive history of accepting Mexican workers when they are needed for cheap labor, and demanding that they be deported when the economic situation is more precarious in an attempt to open jobs for Americans....   [tags: repatriation, United States, Mexican Americans]
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The Economic Impact of the Mexican Peso Crisis - In 1994, the world saw the decline of the Mexican Peso, leading to what is now considered as the Mexican Peso Crisis. The crisis was characterized by the drastic decline in the value of the Mexican Peso. The Mexican Peso Crisis is considered significant because of its impact on other parts of the region, including Brazil. The following is a discussion of the causes and impact of the Mexican Peso Crisis. The events/causes that led up to the devaluation of the peso The Mexican Peso Crisis can be traced to the decision of then president Zedillo’s decision to reverse the government’s then policy that imposes tight controls on the Mexican Peso....   [tags: Economics ]
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The Mexican-American War - Regardless of the decade or the country a person lives in, there seems to be a reckless disregard for the toll a war can take on human lives. When the Alamo was fought back in February 1836, it was about the independence of Texas from Mexico. In retaliation of the death and destruction of human life, Sam Houston retaliated in April and killed 630 Mexican soldiers and took General Santa Anna prisoner (Tindall & Shi, 2010). This was the start of the independence of Texas and the quest for annexation into the United States, which ultimately led to the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848....   [tags: U.S. History ]
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The Exotic Appeal: Exoticism in Mexican Tourism - The tourist gaze of Mexico is of an exotic destination which consists of sun, beaches, tropical weather, and turquoise waters. Tourism in Mexico began in the 1970s and during the past two decades the country has become an exclaimed tourist destination. Currently, tourist revenues are the third-highest source of foreign exchange (Wilson, 2008, 6). Mexican tourism is predominately marketed to the United States (Swords & Mize, 55). These Western tourist visit Mexico to experience a sense of exoticism....   [tags: Exotic Destination, Beaches, Tourism]
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Mexican American War - Causes After the Texas independence war, Mexico doesn’t recognize Texas’s independence because their president, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, was captured during the Texas independence war. Although we didn’t get to annex Texas because it would be a slave state and an unbalanced between free and slave states. Texas finally got annexed in 1845 which was one of the causes that started the Mexican American War. The other cause is that President James Polk wanted California, so he offered Mexico $30,000,000 dollars for New Mexico, California and to have the border of Texas at the Rio Grande....   [tags: Texas Independence War, American History]
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Mexican Free-Tailed Bats - Mexican free-tailed bats, Tadarida brasiliensis, residing in the Molossidae family, are minute creatures. Also commonly known as Brazilian free-tailed bats, Mexican free-tails inhabit regions from desert communities, such as Yuma and Mexico to the pinion-juniper woodland and pine-oak forests of Oregon and Nevada, they can live in elevations at sea level and above. The largest U.S. populations of free-tailed bats live in the West. They are mostly found in Texas where they form childbearing colonies numbering upwards in the millions....   [tags: tadira brasiliensis, molossidae family]
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Mexican traditional dance - The official name of Mexico is called Los Estados Unidos Mexicanos. This country is a federal republic with thirty one states and a Distrito Federal which is much of Mexico City. (Standish, 2009) Mexico is the located in North America with the United States and Guatemala as its borders. Mexico is surrounded by the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Mexican culture has many influences from other cultures including: Spanish, German, French, indigenous peoples and African tradition. (Cross, 2008) All of these cultures have mixed and influenced Mexico’s common beliefs....   [tags: Cultural History, Ritual Drama]
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Mexican American Culture: The Film Selena - To help me understand and analyze a different culture, I watched the film Selena. The film tells the life story of the famous singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. Not only does it just tell personal stories from her life, it also gives insight to the Mexican-American culture. Her whole life she lived in the United States, specifically in Texas, but was Hispanic and because of that both her and her family faced more struggles than white singers on the climb to her success. Even though the film is a story about a specific person, it brought understanding into the culture in which she lived....   [tags: family, marriage, music]
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Mexican Drug Issues - Many problems currently plague the Central American nation of Mexico. Among the most sever of these problems is drug trafficking and production. These problems have been around for hundreds of years but not at such a severe level that is seen now. Many different things work to together to make these problems extremely sever. The misconception throughout the world is that these are to root of the causes. Despite popular sentiment these problems are not caused by individuals in Mexico rather, they are instead caused by external sources acting on and many times taking advantage of Mexico....   [tags: Legal Issues, Drugs, Politics] 1992 words
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Mexican-American Drug War - The Mexican drug-trafficking cartels are said to have been established in the 1980s by a man named Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, also known as “The Godfather”. With the help of Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo and Rafael Caro Quintero, Miguel started the Guadalajara Cartel, which is one of the first to have thrived from association with the Colombian cocaine trade. The two men who helped Miguel Gallardo establish the cartel were arrested, so Gallardo, the single leader of the cartel “was smart enough to privatize the Mexican drug trade by having it run by lesser-known bosses” (The Five Most Famous Drug Cartels”), that he often met with in Acapulco....   [tags: drug trafficking, the godfather, cartels]
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Mexican Drug Violence - "Our excessive use of drugs indicates a deep despair in the country. Drug problems are just bringing us that message. When despair is greatest, drug use is greatest: the very poor and the very rich. Barrios and boredom produce a need to escape. What to do about barrios and boredom. Killing the messenger (jailing drug users) has only made the problem worse. It is easier to declare war on the messenger than to do something about the message” (Peter McWilliams “Ain’t Nobody’s Business If You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in a Free Society)....   [tags: drug cartel, armed conflict, trafficking]
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Money Laundering and Mexican Drug Cartels - The Mexican drug cartels have been smuggling drugs across the boarder of Mexico to the United States of America for decades. The Mexican drug cartels are a drug smuggling criminal organization. In other words they run a narcotic drug business. * In my research, I will be discussing about the money being laundered by the Mexican drug cartels from the U.S. to Mexico. The cartels need to launder their money in order to be able to take their drug money back to their country of Mexico. The Mexican drug cartels not only smuggle drugs to the U.S., but also distribute their narcotic drugs....   [tags: legal issues, organized crime]
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Mexican Folk Music: El Corrido - During the late 19th century and early 20th century, a form of Mexican folk music called the corrido gained popularity along the Mexico-Texan border (Saldívar). Growing from the Spanish romance tradition, the corrido is a border ballad “that arose chronicling the history of border conflicts and its effects on Mexican-Mexican culture” (Saldívar). A sort of “oral folk history,” the corrido was studied intensely by Américo Paredes, who then constructed his masterpiece, George Washington Gomez, around the “context and theme” of the corrido (Mendoza 146)....   [tags: Music, Oral Folk History] 1821 words
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Marketing Opportunity: Chipotle Mexican Grill - 1.1 Brief History Chipotle Mexican Grill originated in Denver, Colorado in 1993. In 1998, McDonald’s became the majority shareholder; however, in 2006, McDonald’s divested its controlling interest. Chipotle became a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2006. It currently has 1,083 locations across the United States and Canada. In May 2010, Chipotle expanded into Europe, opening their first restaurant in the United Kingdom. (Form 10-K Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., 2011) 1.2 Product Offering Chipotle’s cuisine is Mexican....   [tags: Marketing ]
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