Mexico. The state of Tabasco was hit by the worst floods in Mexico in 50 years at the end of October/November. Miraculously, no deaths occurred there, but four people died in landslides in the southern state of Chiapas.
Several important regional elections were held during the year and all were considered to be important barometers in the political climate, primarily before the 2009 congressional elections. end most of the governor’s posts in the country, while the current government party PAN (Partido Acción Nacional) fared worst. Its only success was noted in Baja California, where on August 5, the party won the governorship and mayoral positions in several of the most important cities. PRI won great success in i.e. the states of Yucatán, Veracruz and Sinaloa where the party won in 16 of 18 cities. In the mayor elections in the politically troubled states of Oaxaca and Chiapas the week before, the PRI and PRD (Partido de la Revolución Democrática) became, which was formed by dissidents from PRI 1986, the big victors. Perhaps the most important election, however, was the November 11 governor election in Michoacán, President Félipe Calderón’s home state and the only one where the three largest national parties are equally strong. The PRD retained the governor post through Leonel Godoy’s meager victory with 38 percent of the vote; PAN received 33 percent and PRI 24 percent.
According to CountryAAH, Mexico City is the capital city of Mexico. An increased activity from the guerrilla group Ejército Popular Revolucionario (EPR) was noticed during the year. They took on responsibility for a series of bomb attacks in July, August and September in southern and central Mexico, among others. against the state oil company Pemex’s facilities. EPRs are known to primarily attack financial targets, and no casualties were required in the attacks.
On 12 September, the Senate approved an amendment to the Act on the financing of political election campaigns. The allowed campaign time was also shortened. The legislative change was primarily intended to prevent money from drug trafficking from being used for political purposes, but was also a major step towards greater transparency and public transparency in Mexican politics. The previously unclear rules regarding campaign finance are considered e.g. be one of the reasons why PRI managed to stay in power for most of the 20th century.
Area: 1,964,375 km2 (world rank: 13)
Population density: 66 per km2 (as of 2017, world rank: 10)
Capital: Ciudad de México (Mexico City)
Official languages: Spanish
Gross domestic product: 1150 billion US $; Real growth: 2.0%
Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): 8610 US$
Currency: 1 Mexican. Peso (mex $) = 100 Centavos
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Head of State and Government: Enrique Pena Nieto, Outside: Luis Videgaray Caso
National Day: 16.9.
31 states and the capital city federal district Form of
State and government
Constitution of 1917
Presidential secular Federal Republic
Parliament (Congreso de la Unión): House of Representatives (Cámara Federal de Diputados) with 500 members, election every 3 years; Senate (Senado) with 128 Members Rank, elections every 6 years.
Direct election of the head of state every 6 years (re-election)
Elective over 18 years
last 2010 census. 112 336 538 residents
over 80% of European-indigenous, 11% indigenous (Nahua / Aztecs, Maya, Zapotecs, Mixtecs, Otomí etc.), 5% of European descent
Cities (with population): (As of 2014) Ciudad de México (Mexico City) 8,555,500 residents (A 21.2 million), Ecatepec de Morelos 1,742,000, Guadalajara 1,500,800 (A 4.7 million), Puebla 1,498,300 (A 2.9 million), Ciudad Juárez 1,398,400, Tijuana 1,386,100, León 1,277,700, Zapopan 1,202,900, Monterrey 1,173,600 (A 4.4 million), Nezahualcóyotl 1,158,100, Chihuahua 887,600, Naucalpan 835,200, Mérida 827,000, Hermosillo 778,000, Aguascalientes 766,400, Saltillo 762,200, San Luis Potosí 761,700, Culiacán 743,200, Mexicali 730,800, Cancún 722,800, Acapulco de Juárez 708,100,
% Catholics 68huaclaán200, 890,600 Protestants (especially evangelicals) and others; 5% without religion, 3% not specified. (Status: 2006)
Languages: 91.7% only Spanish, 5.9% Spanish and indigenous languages, 1.2% only indigenous languages
Employed by economic sector: Agriculture. 13%, industry 26%, business 61% (2017)
Unemployment (in% of all labor force): 2017: 3.4%; high underemployment
Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 6.0%
Foreign trade: import: 420.4 billion US$ (2017); Export: US $ 409.5 billion (2017)
Mexico weather in March, April and May
Average daily temperatures between 25 ° C and 36 ° C can be expected over the next three months. It gets warmest in May in Mérida, while March is noticeably cooler in Mexico City. Temperatures in Mexico City are between 25 and 27 ° C, in Mérida between 33 and 36 ° C, in La Paz between 26 and 33 ° C and in Monterrey between 26 and 31 ° C.
Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May 22-27 ° C. This is great weather for a great time on the beach and in the water.
In March it rains on 0 (La Paz) to 3 days (Mexico City), in April on 0 (La Paz) to 6 days (Mexico City) and in May on 0 (La Paz) to 13 days, depending on the region (Mexico City).
In the period from March to May , the sun shines on average between 5 and 11 hours a day. The sunniest weather is in May in La Paz, but with less sun you will have to get by in March in Monterrey.
Vaccination against covid-19 begins
The first vaccinations against covid-19 in Latin America are being carried out in Mexico, Chile and Costa Rica. Mexico, which has received a first batch of 3,000 doses manufactured in Belgium, begins by vaccinating healthcare workers. The vaccine, by Pfizer and Biontech, has already started to be used in, among other places, the USA and the EU will use it soon. The death toll in covid-19 has now exceeded 120,000.
Employers must cover extra costs in the pandemic
Congress enacts a law that, during the pandemic, employers must reimburse domestic workers for the extra costs of necessary equipment, such as the Internet, computers, electricity and ergonomic chairs.