After 70 years of one-party rule, Mexicans elected a president from the opposition party which has promised to end corruption, lead the country to better times, end the abuse against the indigenous peoples and bring peace to Chiapas.
Pray for: The Ecumenical Bible School in Chiapas as it seeks to end the tensions between Catholics and Protestants in the region.
Population (2014 est) – 120,286,655
Area – 1,220,000mi
Capital – Mexico City
Mestizo – (Amerindian-Spanish) 60%
Amerindian or predominantly Amerindian - 30%
White – 9%
Other – 1%
Exports - manufactured goods, oil and oil products, silver, fruits, vegetables, coffee, cotton
Imports - metalworking machines, steel mill products, agricultural machinery, electrical equipment, car parts for assembly, repair parts for motor vehicles, aircraft, and aircraft parts
Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 73 years F 78 years
Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 12.58 deaths/1,000 live births
Adult Illiteracy Rate – 6.5%