|Bring light ponchos for rain gear. These can be purchased from most camping stores. Many stadiums also carry a light poncho to sell to fans of local football teams. These work great as well. They are small and light and easy to carry anywhere you go as a rain cloud can come in no time and dump a monsoon on your head.|
|Experience the Tortuga Liberation!Every year hundreds of baby Green Sea Turtles emerge from the sandy beaches of the Mayan Riviera and head into the vast ocean.|
|Mexico peso (Mex$) = 100 centavos|
In 1998 there were 9.6 million telephones main lines in use.
There are 31,048 km of railways in Mexico.
Females are allowed to volunteer for military service.
In 1997 Mexico had 31 million radios in use.
Mexico's exports partners: US 89.3%, Canada 1.7%, Spain 0.6%, Japan 0.5%, Venezuela 0.3%, Chile 0.3%, Brazil0.3%.
Mexico produced 176.055 billion kWh of electricity in 1998.
The main industries are: food and beverages, tobacco, chemicals, iron and steel, petroleum, mining, textiles, clothing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, tourism.
|The Mexican name for the Atlantic coastal region of the Yucatan Peninsula is Riviera Maya. The English use is either Maya Riviera or Mayan Riviera. It is used all three ways in this web site.|
JOURNALISTS & CORRESPONDENTS
Journalists and correspondents visiting Mexico to cover a special event on behalf of the media must obtain an FM-3 migratory form from their nearest Mexican Consular Office. This migratory document allows the applicant to remain in Mexico for a maximum period of ninety days with multiple entries.
To apply for an FM-3 card, please provide the following:
A valid passport (good for at least 6 months).
A letter from the employer addressed to the "Embassy of Mexico" requesting the visa for its employee. The letter should explain the purpose of the trip in addition to stating the obligation of the employer to pay the employee’s salary and all expenses. Please also include a list of the cities to be visited.
Two recent, passport-size photos (1.5 sq. in., no eyeglasses).
There is no consular fee.
Non-Canadian citizens must present a copy of their landed immigrant card.
An additional visa fee equivalent to US$36.00 is required for certain nationalities.
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|In Mexico they speak: Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages.|
90% of Mexicans age 15 and over can read and write.
Mexico Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2000 est.)
Mexico has a population of: 100,349,766 (July 2000 est.)
There is 61,000 sq km of irrigated land. (1993 est.)
Mexico's natural resources are: petroleum, silver, copper, gold, lead, zinc, natural gas, timber.
There is 9,330 km of coastline.
The life expectancy is: male 68.47 years,female 74.66 years. (2000 est.)
The geographic coordinates are: 23 00 N, 102 00 W
Mexico had 38.6 million people in the labor force in 1999.