Mexico

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. Our missionaries who work as consultants for church capacity building, church ministries and reconciliation working with the three national churches to which Global Ministries relates in Mexico. Mission Personnel Justino Perez-Ojeda: Consultant for church capacity building, church ministries and reconciliation, working with the three national churches to which Global Ministries relates in Mexico. Zaida Perez-Ojeda: Consultant for church capacity building, church ministries and reconciliation, working with the three national churches to which Global Ministries relates in Mexico. Partnerships Alianza de Iglesias Cristianas Evangelicas (Discipulos de Cristo) en Mexico (AICE) Confraternidad de Iglesias Cristianas Evangelicas (Discipulos de Cristo) (CICE) Iglesias Cristianas Congregacionales de Mexico Instituto de Estudios e Investigacion Intercultural, A.C. (INESIN) INESIN Newsletter (English) INESIN boletín informativo, en español Centro Alberto Rembao (CAR) Centro de Coordinacion de Proyectos Ecumenicos (CECOPE)

Mexico is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of Mexico.

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

Ethnic Background

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%