Issue 10, August 2009
|Inside Mexico: Society and Culture|
The UN estimates the population of Mexico to be 110,000,000, making it the 11th most populous country in the world, and the most populous Spanish speaking country. The story of Mexico is the story of these 110 million people from many different traditions and cultures mingling together, creating the unique tapestry that makes up Mexican society today. This can be seen in the habits and customs of daily life, the national identity of its people, the connection of religion to society, and the rich complexity of arts, music, and literature in Mexico.
Over the last 100 years, Mexico has undergone rapid changes – industrialization, urbanization, and movement towards a more open democracy and a market-oriented economy. These changes have brought both promises and challenges to Mexico, and their impact on Mexican society has been deep. Throughout this period, however, arts, music, and culture remain integral aspects of daily life and national pride, weaving together the complex layers of Mexican society.
In this section . . .