group as Nacional, of Uruguay, and El Nacional (Club Deportivo El Nacional) and Barcelona (Barcelona Sporting Club), of Ecuador. After a poor campaign, the club was again eliminated in the first stage. In 1999, the club, after an absence of six years, returned to Copa Libertadores. Bella Vista was in a group containing Nacional, of Uruguay, Estudiantes de Mérida, of Venezuela, and Monterrey (Club de Fútbol Monterrey), of Mexico. The club finished in third in the first stage
publication. Published since 1990, it features four main sections: Spain's Foreign Relations; Europe; International Situation and (since the 1997 edition), Country Profile, which analyzes from different views a relevant country on the international stage. The countries highlighted to date have been: India (1997); Turkey (1998); Russia (1999); China (2000); Mexico (2001); Morocco (2002); South Korea (2003); Brazil (2004); South Africa (2005); Portugal (2006
Jerez re-works traditional ranchera songs, from Antonio Aguilar Vicente Fernández and José Alfredo Jiménez. The ensemble of members consist of vocalists Marco Antonio Flores, and Rafael Juárez, and three clarinettists, three trumpeters, three trombonists, two Charchetas, a tambora (tambora (Mexican drum)), a tarola (snare drum),and a tuba player. They are known for their explicit lyrics - 1. July 20, 2003 Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico
on Metalmessage.de ). After the tour, Deadly Kristin decided to leave the band. Ancient then proceeded to move closer to their classic black metal origins and began the writing of a new album as a 4-piece. In 2000, Copa Airlines inaugurated service to Los Angeles, Cancún, and Orlando (Orlando, Florida), as well as to São Paulo; in 2001 they began serving Quito, Ecuador. In 2004 service to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City was begun. Copa also
''. The city of '''León''', formally '''León de los Aldama''' is a city in the Mexican (Mexico) state of Guanajuato. It is also the seat of the municipality of León. It has a strong leather industry, offering shoes, boots, belts, jackets, and other leather accessories both to national and international markets. Image:celaya
ceremonial centers developed. Carmack, Robert; et al. (1996). The legacy of Mesoamerica: history and culture of a Native American civilization. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. Among the earliest complex civilizations in Mexico was the Olmec culture which flourished on the Gulf Coast from around 1500 BCE. Olmec cultural traits diffused through Mexico into other formative-era cultures in Chiapas, Oaxaca and the Valley of Mexico. The formative period saw the spread of distinct
religious and symbolic traditions, as well as artistic and architectural complexes. Diehl, Richard A. (2004). The Olmecs : America's First Civilization. London: Thames and Hudson. pp. 9–25. In the subsequent pre-classical period (Mesoamerican chronology), the Maya (Maya civilization) and Zapotec (Zapotec civilization) civilizations developed complex centers at Calakmul and Monte Albán respectively. During this period the first true Mesoamerican writing
, and Prince Edward Island, was known as the Eastern Sports Association, and operated only in the summer months. This promotion dissolved in 1977, and promoter Al Zink’s subsequent ventures into wrestling were not affiliated with the NWA. Out of Vancouver came NWA All-Star Wrestling. Run by promoters Gene Kiniski and Sandor Kovac, NWA All-Star Wrestling was an NWA member until 1985, after which recognized a fictitious sanctioning body known as the "Universal Wrestling
was subdivided into four boroughs. Venustiano Carranza extends from the far eastern portion of the historic center of Mexico City eastward to the Peñón de los Baños and the border dividing the Federal District from the State of Mexico. Historically, most of the territory was under Lake Texcoco, but over the colonial period into the 20th century, the lake dried up and today the area is completely urbanized. The borough is home to three of Mexico City’s major traditional markets, including
that, contrary to her public image as a dumb blonde, Monroe was passionate about politics and discussed atomic testing issues with President Kennedy just three months before the Cuban Missile Crisis. It was built by José María Dávila in 1953 as part of President (President of Mexico) Miguel Alemán (Miguel Alemán Valdés)'s program of urban renewal. Dávila commissioned muralist Diego Rivera to paint ''La historia del teatro'', a visual
history of the theatre in Mexico on the building's façade. The Marxist (Marxism) artist placed the character of Cantinflas in the center of the mural in the form of a Robin Hood figure, distributing the wealth of the rich to the poor. * Mexico – Club América Recent projects In 2006, Nava produced, wrote, and directed the film ''Bordertown (Bordertown (2007 film))'' which made its debut at the Berlin Film Festival on February 15, 2007. The film, based on true events, is a political (politics) thriller about a series of unsolved murder (Female homicides in Ciudad Juárez)s in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. It stars Jennifer Lopez as a Chicago-based (Chicago) reporter who follows the story. Santiago, Soledad. ''The Free New Mexican'' article, December 2, 2006. The film was shot in New Mexico and Mexico. thumb right Carlos A. Madrazo (File:Carlos Madrazo.jpg) '''Carlos Alberto Madrazo Becerra''' (July 7, 1915 – June 4, 1969) was a reformist Mexican (Mexico) politician. * Italy: Spezia Calcio * Mexico: Real Club España * Portugal: Sporting Clube de Portugal The '''Colorado River''' is a river in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, approximately 1,450 mi (2,330 km) long, draining a part of the arid regions on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. The Colorado River also drains very small portions of the southeastern California deserts, parts of southern Nevada (as drainages to Lake Mead, including Las Vegas), and nearly all of the state of Arizona. As the United States entered World War I, Ralston was called on by United States President Woodrow Wilson to help ready Indiana's levies. Numerous regiments, totaling more than 130,000 men, were mustered in Indiana and sent overseas in the state's largest deployment since the American Civil War. With most of the Indiana National Guard out of the state, Ralston reactivated the Indiana Legion, which had recently been renamed the Liberty Guard, an organization that had not seen action since the American Civil War (Indiana in the American Civil War). In 1916 tensions began to increase between the United States and Mexico and there was a possibility of war. The majority of the American forces were at that time in Europe, and Wilson requested Ralston to mobilize a full brigade of Hoosiers to defend the Mexican border. It was the largest single unit call the state had responded to, as the federal government typical only called out regiments. Several thousand men were quickly assembled and dispatched to the border. The organization also maintains an international program, through which it works with partner countries such as Mexico, Bolivia and Paraguay to protect migratory bird habitats in South America. * 1847 - Mexican-American War: United States forces under General Winfield Scott invade Mexico near Vera Cruz (Veracruz, Veracruz). * 1862 - American Civil War: The first battle between two ironclad warships - In a five-hour battle near Hampton Roads, Virginia the USS Monitor fights the CSS Virginia to a draw. Sierra has worked for Puerto Rico's World Wrestling Council (WWC) since 1985, as both a wrestler and a backstage worker. He also wrestled all over the United States, including in Dallas, Texas for the Von Erich family, in Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling for the Crockett family (Jim Crockett, Sr. and Jim Crockett, Jr.), in Florida and Georgia (Georgia (U.S. state)), and for Don Owen (Don Owen (wrestling promoter)) in Portland, Oregon. He has also competed in Stampede Wrestling in Canada, in the Dominican Republic, and in Japan, via his association with the National Wrestling Alliance. In Japan, he competed against the likes of André the Giant, Antonio Inoki, and Tatsumi Fujinami. He also competed under a mask in Mexico as The Boricua until he lost a Mask vs. Mask match (Professional wrestling match types#Luchas de Apuestas) to La Parka (Adolfo Tapia). The Americas were deeply affected by European expansion. The Spanish ''Conquistadors'' conquered most of the Caribbean islands and overran the two great New World empires: the Aztec Empire of Mexico and the Inca Empire of Peru. From there, Spain conquered about half of South America and much of North America. Portugal also expanded in the Americas, conquering half of South America and calling their colony Brazil. These Western powers were aided not only by superior technology like gunpowder, but also by Old World diseases which they inadvertently brought with them, and which wiped out large segments Amerindian population. The natives populations, called Indians by Columbus, since he originally thought he had landed in Asia (but often called Amerindians by scholars today), were converted to Catholicism and adopted the language of their rulers, either Spanish or Portuguese. They also adopted much of Western culture. Many Iberian settlers arrived, and many of them intermarried with the Amerindians resulting in a so-called Mestizo population, which became the majority of the population of Spain's American empires. Following independence from Britain, the United States began expanding westward, and soon a number of new states had joined the union. In 1803, the United States purchased the Louisiana Territory from France, whose emperor, Napoleon I, had regained it from Spain. Soon, America's growing population was settling the Louisiana Territory, which geographically doubled the size of the country. At the same time, a series of revolutions and independence movements in Spain and Portugal's American empires resulted in the liberation of nearly all of Latin America, as the region composed of South America, most of the Caribbean, and North America from Mexico south became known. At first Spain and its allies seemed ready to try to reconquer the colonies, but the U.S. and Britain opposed this, and the reconquest never took place. From 1821 on, the U.S. bordered the newly independent nation of Mexico. An early problem faced by the Mexican republic was what to do with its sparsely populated northern territories, which today make up a large part of the American West. The government decided to try to attract Americans looking for land. Americans arrived in such large numbers that both the provinces of Texas and California had majority white (white people), English-speaking populations. This led to a culture clash between these provinces and the rest of Mexico. When Mexico became a dictatorship under General Antonio López de Santa Anna, the Texans declared independence. After several battles, Texas gained independence from Mexico, although Mexico later claimed it still had a right to Texas. After existing as a republic modeled after the U.S. for several years, Texas joined the United States in 1845. This led to border disputes between the U.S. and Mexico, resulting in the Mexican-American War. The war ended with an American victory, and Mexico had to cede all its northern territories to the United States, and recognize the independence of California, which had revolted against Mexico during the war. In 1850, California joined the United States. In 1848, the U.S. and Britain resolved a border dispute over territory on the Pacific coast, called the Oregon Country by giving Britain the northern part and the U.S. the southern part. In 1867, the U.S. expanded again, purchasing the Russian colony of Alaska, in northwestern North America. thumb right 300px Map of Ferrocarril Mexicano system (Image:Ferromex-map.png) Mexico has a freight railway (Freight rail transport) system that is privately owned and extends across most of the country, connecting major industrial centers with ports and with rail connections at the United States border. Mexico's passenger rail service consisted of a limited number of tourist trains between 1997, when Ferrocarriles Nacionales de México suspended service, and 2008, when Ferrocarril Suburbano de la Zona Metropolitana de México inaugurated Mexico's first commuter rail service between Mexico City and the State of Mexico. The Secretariat of Communications and Transport of Mexico proposed a high-speed rail link http: www.azcentral.com arizonarepublic business articles 0106mextrain06.html http: guadalajarareporter.com news-mainmenu-82 regional-mainmenu-85 3249-bullet-train-to-mexico-city-looks-to-be-back-on-track-.html that will transport its passengers from Mexico City to Guadalajara (Guadalajara, Jalisco), Jalisco, with stops in the cities of Querétaro (Santiago de Querétaro), Guanajuato, Leon (León, Guanajuato) and Irapuato; and a connected line running from the port city of Manzanillo (Manzanillo, Colima) to Aguascalientes. The train which would travel at 300 km h http: www.systra.com Project-for-a-Mexico-City-Guadalajara-High-Speed-Line?lang fr allows passengers to travel from Mexico City to Guadalajara in just 2 hours at an affordable price (the same trip by road would last 7 hours). The network would also connect the network to Monterrey, Chilpancingo, Cuernavaca, Toluca, Puebla, Tijuana, Hermosillo, Cordoba (Córdoba, Veracruz), Veracruz, Oaxaca, Colima, Zacatecas, Torreon, Chihuahua (Chihuahua (state)), Puebla, San Luis Potosi, Mexicali Saltillo and Acapulco by 2015. The whole project was projected to cost 240 billion pesos (MXN), or about 25 billion dollars (USD). Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim (Carlos Slim Helú) expressed an interest in investing in high speed rail.
In 2002 , Mexico had the second fastest rate of deforestation in the world, second only to Brazil. The government has taken another initiative in the late 1990s to broaden the people's knowledge, interest and use of the country's esteemed biodiversity, through
'''Mexico''' ( it is the eleventh most populous (List of countries by population) and the most populous Spanish-speaking (Hispanophone#Hispanosphere) country in the world and the second most populous country in Latin America. Mexico is a federation comprising thirty-one states (Administrative divisions of Mexico) and a Federal District (Mexico City), its capital and largest city (List of cities in Mexico#Largest cities).
In pre-Columbian Mexico many cultures matured into advanced civilizations such as the Olmec, the Toltec, the Teotihuacan, the Zapotec (Zapotec civilization), the Maya (Maya civilization) and the Aztec before first contact with Europeans. In 1521, the Spanish Empire conquered and colonized (Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire) the territory from its base in Mexico-Tenochtitlan, which was administered as the Viceroyalty of New Spain. This territory would eventually become Mexico following recognition of the colony's independence (Mexican War of Independence) in 1821. The post-independence period was characterized by economic instability (Economic history of Mexico#Independence), the Mexican-American War that led to the territorial cession (Territorial evolution of Mexico) to the United States, the Pastry War, the Franco-Mexican War, a civil war (Reform War), two empires (Emperor of Mexico) and a domestic dictatorship (List of Presidents of Mexico#Porfiriato). The latter led to the Mexican Revolution in 1910, which culminated with the promulgation of the 1917 Constitution (Constitution of Mexico) and the emergence of the country's current political system (Politics of Mexico). In March 1938, through the Mexican oil expropriation private U.S. (United States) and Anglo (United Kingdom)-Dutch (Netherlands) oil companies were nationalized to create the state-owned Pemex oil company.
Mexico has one of the world's largest economies, it is the tenth largest oil producer in the world, the largest silver producer in the world and is considered both a regional power and middle power. Mexico has membership in prominent institutions such as the UN, the WTO, the G20 and the Uniting for Consensus.