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  1. Mexico

  2. Capital: Mexico City Size: 3x size of Texas 31 states

  3. Population: 107 million Literacy Rate: 92%

  4. Natural Resources -oil (1/3 of state income) Agricultural Products -corn, coffee, fruits

  5. Religions Catholic 89% Protestant 6% Other 5%

  6. Per Capita: $9,000 Unemployment: 25%

  7. NAFTA- North American Free Trade Agreement

  8. 1992 Pact -Mexico, U.S. and Canada World’s largest free-trade zone

  9. All trade restrictions removed All countries agreed to monitor environmental and labor issues Maquiladora:American-owned factories on the Mexican side of the border that labor Cost tens of thousands of Americans their jobs

  10. U.S. Concerns- 1.US citizens lose jobs 2. Buy fewer US made products 3. Pollution increase

  11. Solution to Juarez Housing Problem http://www.pfnc.net/residence.htm

  12. Mexico City 16 million (1/4 pop.) Pollution, poverty

  13. Pollution

  14. Pollution

  15. Immigration

  16. Why? • Push Factors: • Force that drives you away from a place • Ex: war, drought, poor conditions • Pull Factors: • Draws you to a new location • Ex: jobs, opportunity

  17. Immigration Issues Approx. 7 million Mexican-born live in U.S. legally Millions more illegally Coyotes

  18. Border

  19. Estimates of 20 million illegal

  20. U.S. has stepped up border patrol i.e. Tunnels