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Archaeological Zone of Paquime, Casas Grandes
Baja California Mexican State
Baja California Sur Mexican State
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Historic Centre of Morelia
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Morelos Mexican State
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State of Campeche Mexican State
State of Chiapas Mexican State
State of Chihuahua Mexican State
State of Guanajuato Mexican State
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State of Mexico Mexican State
State of Puebla Mexican State
State of Quintana Roo Mexican State
State of San Luis Potosi Mexican State
State of Veracruz Mexican State
State of Yucatan Mexican State
State of Zacatecas Mexican State
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The Beaches of Sayulita Hike
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Highest Point: Volcan Pico de Orizaba: 5,700 m
Lowest Point: Laguna Salada: -10 m
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Baja California Peninsula Physiographic Division
Yucatan Peninsula

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North America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between Belize and the United States and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and the United States - The World Factbook

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Particulars for Mexico:
Locale Type Nation

Demonym: Mexican
Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 103

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The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations - including the Olmec, Toltec, Teotihuacan, Zapotec, Maya, and Aztec - Mexico was conquered and colonized by Spain in the early 16th century. Administered as the Viceroyalty of New Spain for three centuries, it achieved its independence early in the 19th century. The global financial crisis beginning in late 2008 caused a massive economic downturn the following year, although growth returned quickly in 2010. Ongoing economic and social concerns include low real wages, underemployment for a large segment of the population, inequitable income distribution, and few advancement opportunities for the largely Amerindian population in the impoverished southern states. The elections held in 2000 marked the first time since the 1910 Mexican Revolution that an opposition candidate - Vicente FOX of the National Action Party (PAN) - defeated the party in government, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He was succeeded in 2006 by another PAN candidate Felipe CALDERON, but the PRI regained the presidency in 2012. Since 2007, Mexico's powerful drug-trafficking organizations have engaged in bloody feuding, resulting in tens of thousands of drug-related homicides. - The World Factbook

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