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Mexico

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Sponsors have helped Mexican children since 1979, when Compassion teamed up with churches in Mexico to fight poverty.

Where in the World?

North America

Favorite ...

sports: soccer, baseball, bullfighting

foods: corn, beans, tacos, flan

celebrations: Independence Day (Sept. 16), Day of the Dead, Christmas, Easter

Claim to Fame

birthplace of chocolate

Wild Residents

volcano rabbits, gray whales, iguanas, flamingoes

Poverty Pitfalls

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Many people don't have clean water to drink. Sponsored kids learn to drink only purified water so they don't get sick.
Earthquakes and volcano eruptions ruin homes. Compassion helps families rebuild homes.
Gangs, crime and violence are common. Sponsored kids learn about Jesus and His teachings about loving one another.

Kinkajou!

Fun Facts

almost three times the size of Texas

money: peso

world's most populated Spanish-speaking country

was home to many Amerindian civilizations like the Olmec, Toltec, Maya and Aztec

part of North America but stretches into Central America

traditional music styles: mariachi, banda, ranchera

Stat Snapshot

Stats

Mexico ?? United States 🇺🇸

Population

124,574,795 339,665,118

People Living in Poverty

46.2% 15.1%

Languages

Spanish, native languages like Mayan and Nahuatl

English, Spanish, Chinese, other

Religions

Roman Catholic 82.7%, Pentecostal 1.6%, Jehovah's Witness 1.4%, other evangelical churches 5%, none 4.7%, unspecified/other 4.6%

Protestant 46.5%, none/other 26.1%, Roman Catholic 20.8%, Jewish 1.9%, Mormon 1.6%, Muslim 0.9%, Jehovah’s Witness 0.8%, Buddhist 0.7%, Hindu 0.7%

Typical Family Income

$19,500 per year $63,700 per year

MAIN SOURCE: World Factbook, 2018

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