Mexico is a large country and if you would like to see more than one destination, you will have to consider your mode of transport. Fortunately, there are a number of options for getting around. This overview of transportation options will help you decide the best ways to travel around Mexico. Air travel is the fastest and most convenient way to get from one destination to another, particularly if you’ll be covering long distances. There are a few Mexican domestic airlines, and the low cost carriers generally offer a good service at competitive prices. Buses are the main form of long-distance public transportation in Mexico. There is an extensive network of buses, which range from modern luxury coaches to retired school buses. If you’re planning a long journey, travel in the highest class your budget will allow: the extra comfort is worth the cost. Whether you’re contemplating driving your own car into Mexico or renting a car, having a car at your disposal offers the advantage of setting your own schedule and gives you greater independence than relying on public transportation. Keep in mind that the rules of the road in Mexico are different than what you may be accustomed to, and be sure to purchase Mexican insurance. Mexico City has the second largest metro system in North America (after New York), and offers an excellent way to get around the city. Besides the metro, other public transportation options in Mexico’s capital include the metrobus.
Telecommunication regulation and conception are notably factors for distinguishing Mexico. Not only is it the largest sector of communication services for the Latin American region but it is also one of the oldest. Communication services are regulated under the jurisdiction of the Communication and Transportation Cabinet. This cabinet serves under the Federal Telecommunications Institute or FTI. What is even more interesting are the historical strides that telecommunications have made. Satmex, Telmex, once monopolized entities are completely privatized. Unfortunately, with Telmex and TeleVista(television) there haven’t been as many advancements in technology as anticipated. However, access to these services has increased. The media providers above make a new era with over 1400 radio and TV stations that can be accessed by the people of Mexico. With about 69 million internet users more than 57% of the Mexican population is tuned into the world-wide web. This ranks them 12th in the world comparatively for internet users. Additionally, in the cell phone market Mexico is ranked 14th in the world comparatively. These small indicators are essential in planning any new entrepreneurial or company ventures for the future because of the marketing and advertisement that a venture relies heavily on.
The natural features of the United States of Mexico are key in understanding the unique situation and geographic character of that nation. In land area, the country is extensive: With approximately 1, 943, 375 square kilometers the country is very slightly smaller than an area three times the size of the U.S. state of Texas. Vast in land area, the nation is additionally vast in its coastline with approximately 9,330 kilometers of coasts- including coasts on both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Being as it is of such extensive land area, the natural conditions of the country are of a congruently extensive variety. In terms of climate, the conditions in the country vary from arid and semi-arid desert in the North to tropical coastal plains and rainforest towards the central and Southern portions of the nation. The landforms of the country are varied in their manifestation as well: ranging from high, rugged mountains to low coastal plains. As expected, the elevations within the country range from around sea level to over 5,000 km at the mountain peaks. The transition between landform regions and elevation are for the most part gradual, however, and resultant logistical difficulties are not as pronounced as in such a place as Columbia, where mountains and valleys alternate quickly and dramatically across the landscape. The country is possessed of huge stretches of agricultural land, with over 54% of the nation’s land area currently in use for agricultural purposes. Although it is conceived of by some as a largely arid country, the nation is composed in over 33% of its total area with forest. The country is endowed with a significant natural resource base, including petroleum, silver, copper, gold, lead, zinc, natural gas, and timber.
Crop production is one of the most important agricultural activity in Mexico and it has been for many years now. 50% of Mexico’s agricultural land is held by communal farms which are called ejidos. Some of the most important crops being consumed coming from these farms are wheat, beans, corn and sorghum. The most important crops being exported are sugar, coffee, fruits, and vegetables. However, most of their crops are being sold to United States. 78% of their agricultural exports are going to the United States, such as fruit, vegetables, live cattle and coffee. Furthermore, this comes with a high price to the country. Opening to foreign imports has had a devastating effect on prices. Livestock accounts from 30% of Mexico’s agricultural output. Corn is by far the most important product in Mexico. In 2012 corn was valued at $6.7 billion. Fruit and vegetables exports in Mexico are also very important. With their climate they are able to grow fruit and vegetables longer than the United States. This gives them an advantage to sell to the United States and Canada during the winter months. Also, there are a lot of farms in Mexico selling these products so you can normally get them for cheap. This is good for other countries but hurts the small farms who are depending on that money to live. However, from a money standpoint exporting their agricultural goods is really helping them. In 2012 they made $10,914.20, in U.S. dollars, from exporting their goods.
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