Los Estados Unidos Mexicanos (official country name, commonly known as México [pronounced MEH-hee coe]) is the smallest land area of the three nations in North America, the second largest in population. A territory rich in history, it's one of the most recognized nations in the world. Once a refuge for descendants of the lost civilization of Atlantis, it contains the most impressive pre-colonial structures on Earth and one of the world's largest cities. The name of the country is derived from the indigenous name of a long established civilization which called itself Mexica pronounced meh-SHE-kah.
The location of advanced urbanized societies long before Europeans arrived (e.g. Aztec, Mayan & Zapotec) it was once a vast Spain controlled territory which included land within current national borders plus what today are large portions of Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua and US states California, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico plus parts of Utah, Nevada & Colorado.) Mexico is the USA's second largest trading partner after Canada, well ahead of China, Brazil, the United Kingdom or Germany.
Mexico has a population of about 130 million but also the largest expatriate and descendant population in the world, with nearly 40 million living in the USA. Mexico is part of Latin America, the nearly universal language is Spanish, although pockets of indigenous culture and language remain, including Mexicans who do not know Spanish. This is small and isolated but amazing that any of it remains today, centuries after the Spaniards did their utmost to subjugate then erase indigenous social structure.
The long border with the USA is the most crossed in the world, both with permission but also improperly. This issue has been controversial for more than seven decades, showing no sign of dropping from public attention. Mexico is home to some of the most prolific, beautiful and potentially dangerous volcanoes on Earth and offers landscapes, beaches and breathtaking natural beauty as startling as to be found nearly anywhere.
Rich in natural resources, Mexico in recent years has also sadly suffered with the world's highest murder rate, that dishonor once belonging to Colombia 25-30 years ago. Mexico's geophysical risk is very high, among the few places on Earth located in a triple-threat zone exposed to volcanoes, earthquakes and typhoons.
A Texan descended from Mexicans asks:
Q1. Will the United States' appetite for illegal drugs continue so as to keep the cartels in business for the foreseeable future?
C: Yes. The appetite isn't solely American, and much of the drug traffic through Mexico and sent into the USA involves substances produced far from Mexico moved across its territory. This trade is global; where a product can be sold, a supplier will do it at the prices consumers ultimately pay. The appetite for these products in the USA has barely changed in more than a century, proportions and preferences shifting from time to time.
Q2. Does Mexico have any hope at all (maybe due to The Shift) of ridding itself of the cartels?
C: Criminals will always organize to collective benefit in ways the individual perpetrators or smaller groups cannot achieve. The cartels in Mexico are but an example around the world, a small example against human history. These cartels can be eliminated very quickly, but USA and Mexico political leaders and legislators have to agree on a plan. Both nations have public policy leadership staunchly opposed to solutions, so both nations bear equal credit, responsibility, benefit and blame for the existence and operations of drug cartels.
Q3. Will Mexico be able to fix the problems that lead so many of its citizens to want to come to the United States to seek a "better life"?
C: Mexico has the capability, strong willingness plus tools & resources far in excess of what are needed. Indifference and opposition are also well supplied. Will Mexico go this route? The likelihood is low. The relative lack of economic opportunity in Mexico is mentally endemic, even with rapid economic advances. This mentality is slow to change. Established and entrenched interests in both nations oppose broad economic opportunity for Mexicans in Mexico.
Q4. Will Mexico suffer devastating earthquakes and volcanic eruptions due to the shift?
C: Strong both, but few devastating because of distance from populations and from infrastructure.
Q5. How were the Mayans able to develop such an advanced civilization? Help from ET’s?
C: Partially from ET assistance but not enough to assign credit to such Alien ET visitors. The supply was of hints, ideas and examples. The actual development of useful practices or products was done completely by Mayans.