|Capital city||Mexico City|
|Member of||G-20, International Energy Agency, OECD|
|Subpage||•Mexico/Ambassador to The USSR|
•Mexico/Secretary of Foreign Affairs
|Former Spanish colony|
One-fifth of Mexicans live in the metropolitan area of Mexico City and three-fifths live in other cities, leaving only 21 million who are rural.
Cannabis as a 'Human Right'
In November 2015 Mexico's supreme court ruled 4-1 that smoking cannabis was a basic human right. This ruling concerned a nonprofit marijuana club — the Mexican Society for Responsible and Tolerant Autoconsumption, (SMART) and so did not immediately affect marijuana prohibition laws.
Illegal Drug Trade
Mexico's geographical position makes it an import nation as far as the importation of illegal drugs into the USA - especially cocaine from South America. Joël van der Reijden writes that "Information that came out in the wake of the Kiki Camarena death clearly demonstrates that the CIA and Mexican government have been working hand in hand with the drug cartels, with the CIA apparently controlling and employing them as right wing death squads", also noting that "hundreds of journalists have been murdered or disappeared in Mexico in the past decades."
Ambassadors to Mexico
|Ambassador to Mexico|
|US/Ambassador to Mexico||1 June 1825|
|2001 Mexican legislative assembly attack||Two Israelis caught with false passports grenades, explosives and guns in the Mexican parliament a month after 9-11. Later released without charge. Western corporate media uninterested.|
|2006 Mexico DC-9 drug bust||A DC-9 made an emergency landing and was found to be containing over 5 tonnes of cocaine. The pilot "disappeared", unnamed, and the plane was deregistered and sold within days to an unknown customer in Venezuela.|
|2007 Yucatan Gulfstream drug crash||A plane used by the CIA for rendition, which later crashed in Mexico, with tons of cocaine aboard.|
Groups Headquartered Here
|A Group Headquartered Here|
|Bank of Mexico|
Citizens of Mexico on Wikispooks
|Agustín Carstens||9 June 1958||BIS General Manager|
|Francisco Ortiz Franco||1954||22 June 2004|
|Jorge Díaz Serrano||6 February 1921||25 April 2011|