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Mexico

Mexico/United States

Mexico

United States

Population

-
112,468,855
(July 2010 est.)

-
310,232,863
(July 2010 est.)

GDP per
capita (in US
dollars)

-
$13,500

-
$46,400

Birth Rate

-
19.39
births/1,000
population

13.86
births/1,000
population (July
2010 est.)

Death Rate

-
4.83
deaths/1,000
population

8.38

deaths/1,000
population (July
2010 est.)

Type of
government

Federal
republic

Constitution
-
based federal
republic; strong
democratic
tradition

Education/Employment

Mexico

United States

Literacy Levels
(
age 15 and
over can read
and write)

Total population:
91%

Male: 92.4%

Female: 89.6%
(2004 est.)

Total population:
99%

Male: 99%

Female:

99%

Employment

-
5.5% of population
is unemployed

-
9.3% of population
is unemployed

Education

-
5.5% of GDP spent
on education

-
School life
expectancy (primary
to tertiary
education): 13/14

5.3% of GDP spent
on education

Trade/Industries

Mexico

United States

Main
Industries

food and beverages
, tobacco,
chemicals, iron and steel,
petroleum, mining, textiles,
clothing, motor vehicles,
consumer durables,
tourism

Leading industrial power

in the world,
highly
diversified and technologically advanced;
petroleum, steel, motor vehicles, aerospace,
telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food
processing, consumer goods, lumber, mining

Trade
-

Imports

-
$234.4 billion
(
2009 est.)

-
metalworking machines, steel
mill products, agricultural
machinery, electrical
equipment, car parts for
assembly, repair parts for motor
vehicles, aircraft, and aircraft
parts

-
$ 1,563 Billion
(2009 est.)

-
industrial
supplies
32.9% (crude oil 8.2
%) ,
consumer goods 31.8% (automobiles, clothing,
medicines, furniture, toys),
capital goods 30.4%
(computers, telecommunications equipment, motor
vehicle parts, office machines, electric power
machinery
), agricultural products 4.9%

Trade
-

Exports

-
$229.7 billion
(2009 est.)

-
manufactured goods, oil and
oil products, silver, fruits,
vegetables, coffee, cotton

-
$1,046 billion

(2009 est.)

-
agricultural products (soybeans, fruit, corn) 9.2%,
industrial supplies (organic chemicals) 26.8%,
capital
goods

(transistors, aircraft, motor vehicle parts,
computers, telecommunications equipment) 49.0%,
consumer goods (automobiles, medicines) 15.0%

Mexico/United States


Mexico shares it’s entire northern border with the United States and
despite being neighbours they both have many differences.


The United States has a population 3 times the population of Mexico’s
and more than 3 times in GDP per capita, which makes it a wealthier
country than Mexico


The birth rates in Mexico are higher than the U.S but death rates in U.S
is higher than in Mexico


Literacy levels are almost 100% in the United States and 90% in
Mexico, males having a higher percentage than females


There is double the amount of unemployed people in the United States
than Mexico


Mexico’s main industries include food and beverages, tobacco,
chemicals, clothing and tourism and the U.S’s main industries consist
of motor vehicles, aerospace, electronics and consumer goods.


The U.S is very technologically advanced and is the leading industrial
power in the world


Mexico imports and exports around $200 billion each however, The
United States exports imports $1,000 billion and imports $1,500 billion.


The United States is a much more developed country than Mexico



2009 Swine Flu Pandemic


Swine influenza virus is a flu common in pigs throughout the world
and the transmission of the virus from pigs to humans is not
common.


The 2009 flu pandemic was a global outbreak of a new strain of
influenza virus known as swine flu.


The outbreak began in the state
of Veracruz, Mexico with the
first reports of two children with
the flu on March 18, 2009


Immediately after the outbreak
was announced, Mexico
notified the World Health
Organisation.


Some countries cancelled
flights and stopped trade to
Mexico to help slow the
worldwide spread. Despite
attempts, the flu rapidly spread
throughout the world affecting
almost every country.

2009 Swine Flu Pandemic


In Mexico alone, over 70,000 cases of swine flu have
been reported and over 1,000 deaths are confirmed.


The pandemic didn’t only cause health issues
throughout Mexico, it also triggered an economical
crisis.


Tourism is one of Mexico’s largest industries but with the
fear of swine flu, vacant hotel rooms, deserted beaches
and cancelled flights left Mexico loosing more than $1
billion since the outbreak began.


With half of Mexico’s population already living in
poverty, the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic impacted
negatively on the country.


Schools and other public areas were also shut down
due to the pandemic.

2009 Swine Flu Pandemic


People need to take more caution to avoid catching the flu
by practicing good hygiene so that the virus can be
controlled and eliminated.


Vaccinations should be made easy to access and free so
that more people will take them and the swine flu virus will
soon be brought to an end.


The swine flu
vaccination became
available by late 2009
and the flu is being
controlled by health
workers.


It is important for Mexico
that the fear of swine flu
is reduced so that their
tourism industry can
operate properly again.

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https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the
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-
factbook/geos/mx.html


https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the
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-
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swine_influenza


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_flu_pandemic_by_country


http://blog.taragana.com/health/2009/09/17/mexican
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says
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statistics.php


http://www.physorg.com/news173203170.html


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flu
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Mexico
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City
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strange
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zombie
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city
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as
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residents
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hide
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behind
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doors.html


http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=a682p7Y
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