September 10, 2019
September 10, 2019
September 30, 2011
October 5, 2015
March 18, 2019
Cristian is 4 years old and lives in Mexico.
Cristian lives with his mother and father. Cristian's mother is Sometimes Employed. Her occupation is Homemaker. Cristian's father is Sometimes Employed. His occupation is Agriculture / Farmer. Cristian has 2 siblings living in the household. Cristian is not required to help with family duties at home due to age. Cristian's favourite activities and interests include: Saying Words. Activities that Cristian enjoys through the church are: Sunday School/Church. At the compassion centre Cristian's favourite activities are: Learning about God. Cristian does not attend school. The reason given by our field office is: Under Age. Cristian's family lives in the area of Eben-Ezer in Mexico.
This large, populous country occupies all the land between the US and Central America and ranges from high mountain plateaus in the central states to dense, low-lying jungles along the Yucatan Peninsula. Mexico has been home to advanced civilizations such as the Olmec, Maya, Toltec and Aztec for thousands of years and is now home to the world's largest Spanish-speaking population.
Traditional values of family and faith are highly prized in this mostly-Catholic country. Graciousness in conversation and communication is highly regarded, and relationships take precedence over other matters. Mexican culture and cuisine have had a large influence on its neighbours, especially in the US. About 80 per cent of Mexicans are mestizo, descended from both Spanish and Indigenous ancestors.
Before the arrival of the Spanish, Mexico was dominated by several major city-states that both traded and fought with one another. Following the defeat of the dominant Aztec empire by Hernan Cortez, Mexico became a territory of Spain, with its capital of Mexico City founded on the site of the former Aztec capital. Mexican revolutionaries negotiated its independence in 1821, and in 1823 it became a republic. Mexico lost much of its territory in what is now the southern US during the Mexican American War after the US annexed Texas. Social discontent rocked the country during the 1960s and 1970s, especially with rising urbanization and unemployment. In 1994, indigenous peoples in Chiapas revolted, demanding economic and political reform, and currency devaluation produced near economic collapse. A boom-and-bust cycle of economic and political turmoil has continued to plague Mexico, and the government has often been charged with corruption involving drug dealers.
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