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Comparing Mexico to the United States

Comparing Mexico to the United States

As we sit in the comfort of our homes knowing where our next meal will come from, we watch on the our televisions, news of a country in Africa that is poverty stricken or a country in Asia where a person cant get a job. We watch this not being able to imagine how things can be so bad just half a world away, but we don’t have to go that far to see this. Mexico our neighboring country to the United States faces all of these realities every day. Are there not enough jobs in Mexico for people to make money? Or are the people of Mexico lazy and rather starve than go to work? Is Mexico poor of natural resources? Or can it be that the politics in Mexico is what is holding the people down and not allowing them to live in the same wealth as the United States?

In my youth I lived in Mexico and for a fact I know that my people are not lazy. Mexico is the number one producer of silver in the Americas so the land is rich of natural resources. There are also many jobs for people its just that the jobs they have do not pay enough for the people to have a good standard of living by American standards. So it is evident that the poverty that has stricken the people of Mexico face today can be blamed on the government that they have.

The population in Mexico is nearly a third of that in the United States and yet our gross domestic product (GDP) is over eight times that of Mexico’s. The United States (GDP) is thirty three thousand nine hundred, while Mexico’s is at four thousand one hundred. I could sit here for hours and write numbers that would blow you away when you see the comparison of living between these two neighboring countries but instead I will show you how Mexican politics compare with the politics of the United States and the result of the quality of living fro the peoples of these two governments.

Mexico’s government is a federal republic just as the United States. Mexico has two major parties in its government they are the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) which means Institutional Revolutionary Party. The other party is, Partido de Accion Nacional (PAN) (party...

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