Mexico

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Group.png Mexico  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
MEX orthographic.svg
Flag of Mexico.svg
Capital cityMexico City
LocationNorth America
Typenation state
Member ofG-20, International Energy Agency, OECD
SubpageMexico/Ambassador to The USSR
Mexico/President
Mexico/Secretary of Foreign Affairs
Former Spanish colony

Mexico is the nation state immediately to the south of the US, or "Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States!" as president Porfirio Díaz once said.

Demography

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.[1]

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."[2]

Presidents were CIA agents

In 2017, as thousands of declassified files on John F. Kennedy were made public, journalist Raymundo Riva Palacio found out that three former Mexican presidents - Adolfo Lopez Mateos (1958-1964), Gustavo Díaz Ordaz (1964-1970) and Luis Echeverria (1970-1976) - were unpaid agents for the U.S. government,[3] leading to the assumptions that these three might not be the only ones.


 

Ambassadors to Mexico

Nation stateStartDescription
Ambassador to Mexico
US/Ambassador to Mexico1 June 1825

 

Events

EventDescription
2001 Mexican legislative assembly attackTwo 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 bustA 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 crashA plane used by the CIA for rendition, which later crashed in Mexico, with tons of cocaine aboard.
National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE09)NLE09 was a White House-directed, Congressionally-mandated large scale "terrorism" prevention and preparedness exercise. Held July 2009

 

Groups Headquartered Here

A Group Headquartered Here
Bank of Mexico
Juarez cartel

 

Citizens of Mexico on Wikispooks

TitleBornDiedDescription
Agustín Carstens9 June 1958BIS General Manager
Vicente Fox
Francisco Ortiz Franco195422 June 2004Mexican journalist assassinated within months of starting to write about drug trafficking.
Jorge Díaz Serrano6 February 192125 April 2011
Sayak Valencia1980


References