Sightseeing in Mexico

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Tourism and Culture

Different Forms of Tourism

In Mexico City and its surroundings: The Templo Mayor, the historic city center district,& The Museum of Anthropology and History, the pyramids of Teotihuacán, Taxco, Morelia, Tula. In the center of the country: Guanajuato, Guadalajara,San Miguel de Allende, Querétaro In the south of Mexico: Palenque and Chichen Itzá, la Riviera Maya.
The Metropolitan Cathedral, Coyoacán, Xochimilco, Craftsmanship in Morelia, Gastronomy in Puebla,Ruta del Tequila en Jalisco, Festival of the Guelaguetza, Oaxaca, Contemporary architecture in Tijuana
La Peña de Bernal, Querétaro;; El Chico National Park, Hidalgo; , Michoacán;Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl Volcanoes, The Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, Michoacán; Ecotourism, Yucatán,Kayak, Veracruz.
The Metropolitan Cathedral, The Basilica of Oulr Lady of Guadalupe, The Sanctuary of Christ the King, Cerro del Cubilete.
Baja California, HidalgoChihuahua.
Mexico has many beaches on the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans' coasts. For further information, visit the website of the Mexican Ministry of Tourism.
Winter Sports
No tourist activities have been developed for this type of sport.
Outdoor Activities
Diving, camping, canoeing, fishing, surfing... Mexico offers an endless list of activities. Consult the website VISIT MEXICO
In the Mexican state capitals, there are shopping centers, markets and stores where one can obtain  folkloric and odd articles.
Tourism Organizations
Ministry of Tourism
Cultural Organizations
Directory of Cultural Associations
For Further Information
Travel by Mexico

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Individual and Civic Freedoms

Political Freedom
Exists, but there is a lot of internal political tensions.
Civil Liberty
Freedom of the Press
Restricted.  During the last few months there have been cases of murdered  journalists.
World Ranking of Freedom of the Press According to "Reporters sans Frontières", 2009 report : 138/175
Evolution: 2 places up compared to 2008
For Further Information, Consult Worldwide Press Freedom Index 2009, Reporters Without Borders
Free Access to the Internet
Freedom of Assembly
Rule of Law
It exists, but threatened by political problems.
Personal Autonomy and Individual Rights
Respected, but there is violence and crime.
Women's Condition
Her status is respected, however, 'machismo' has made her a victim of physical and psychological violence.
For Further Information
Reporters without Frontiers
Social condition of  a woman in Mexico

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Degree of Freedom
Catholics: 89.9%, Protestants: 5.2%, Jewish: 0.05%, Others 2.1%, No religion 2.5%,
Role of Religion in Society
Since the majority of the population is Catholic, there are still some holidays and traditional practices celebrated on a national level.
However, there is a state and church separation in government as well as in education.

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