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International Coffeehouses: Mexico

This guide will provide links to resources related to the countries featured in the International Coffeehouses.

Toluca panoramic photo
Mees, M. (n.d.). Toluca [Toluca, Mexico]. Retrieved March 2, 2018, from https://flic.kr/p/8RHmV1 (Originally photographed 2010, November 7). Licensed by CC BY 2.0.

Facts in Brief

Mexican Flag

The United Mexican States is bordered to the north by the USA, and to the south by Guatemala and Belize. The Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea lie to the east, and the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of California to the west. The climate varies with altitude. The tropical southern region and the coastal lowlands are hot and wet, with an average annual temperature of 18°C (64°F), while the highlands of the central plateau are temperate. Much of the north and west is arid desert. In Mexico City, which lies at about 2,250 m (nearly 7,400 ft) above sea-level, temperatures are generally between 5°C (42°F) and 25°C (78°F). The principal language is Spanish, spoken by more than 90% of the population, while about 8% speak indigenous languages, of which Náhuatl is the most widely spoken. Almost all of Mexico’s inhabitants profess Christianity, and about 83% are adherents of the Roman Catholic Church. The national flag (proportions 4 by 7) has three equal vertical stripes from hoist to fly, of green, white and red, with the state emblem (a brown eagle, holding a snake in its beak, on a green cactus, with a wreath of oak and laurel beneath) in the centre of the white stripe. The capital is Mexico City.


Citations:

Country Flag (Mexico), in Europa World online. London, Routledge. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Retrieved 02 March 2018 from http://www.europaworld.com/entry/mx.FLAG.

Location, Climate, Language, Religion, Flag, Capital (Mexico), in Europa World online. London, Routledge. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Retrieved 02 March 2018 from http://www.europaworld.com/entry/mx.is.2.

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Self Portrait with Monkey

Self Portrait with Monkey by Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo, Mexican. "Self Portrait with Monkey." 1938. EBSCOhost, doi:Thomas Buser, 'Experiencing Art Around Us', Minneapolis: West Publishing Company, 1995, p.24, fig. 1-20.

Yaxchilan, Mexico

Yaxchilan, Mexico

Architecture. http://library.artstor.org/asset/ATEXASIG_FERG_10311367152. Web. 5 Mar 2018.

College of Mexico

College of Mexico

Abraham Zabludovsky (Mexican architect, 1924-2003). Job 5433: Colegio de México (Mexico City, Mexico). undated. Julius Shulman Photography Archive, 1936-1997, Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 2004.R.10, http://www.getty.edu/research/. http://library.artstor.org/asset/AGETTYIG_10313545977. Web. 5 Mar 2018.

Huipil

Huipil

Huipil, silk brocade and black velvet bands. 1970-1979 ca.. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. http://library.artstor.org/asset/AWSS35953_35953_38597356. Web. 5 Mar 2018.

Great Quetzel Feather Headdress

Great Quetzel Feather Headdress

Great Quetzal Feather Headdress. [n.d.]. http://library.artstor.org/asset/ARTSTOR_103_41822000279776. Web. 5 Mar 2018.

acrylic on linen painting, ROK by Fernanda Brunet

ROK by Fernanda Brunet

Fernanda Brunet. ROK. 2004. http://library.artstor.org/asset/LARRY_QUALLS_10310851262. Web. 2 Mar 2018.

Gabriel Orozco Ping-Pond Table

Ping-Pond Table by Gabriel Orozco

Gabriel Orozco. Ping-Pond Table; detail. 1998. http://library.artstor.org/asset/LARRY_QUALLS_10310640415. Web. 2 Mar 2018.Creator: Gabriel Orozco

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Map of Mexico

map of Mexico

Country Map (Mexico), in Europa World online. London, Routledge. University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Retrieved 05 March 2018 from http://www.europaworld.com/entry/mx.MAP

Snapshots of Mexico

Indigenous culture

Indigenous Culture

Russell, Contreras, et al. "Mexican Folk Healing." 18 July 2017. EBSCOhost, proxy.lib.utk.edu:90/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=apg&AN=113a00f895db45b3943c5b4790affab7&scope=site.

Albrijes Parade (celebrating Mexican folk art)

Albrijes Parade (celebrating Mexican folk art)

Rebecca, Blackwell, et al. "Mexico Alebrijes Parade." 21 Oct. 2017. EBSCOhost, proxy.lib.utk.edu:90/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=apg&AN=c0efb204fac74cd39395df2568887fd5&scope=site.

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

Rebecca, Blackwell and AM lmazoch|File|Filed|11/1/2017 4:43:52. "Mexico Day of the Dead." 01 Nov. 2017. EBSCOhost, proxy.lib.utk.edu:90/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=apg&AN=4de66c543cdc4be5b6a1abae69574417&scope=site.

Holy Week

Holy Week

Marco, Ugarte and PM emarti|File|Filed|4/14/2017 10:10:31. "Mexico Holy Week." 14 Apr. 2017. EBSCOhost, proxy.lib.utk.edu:90/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=apg&AN=56a5e46683fd415aa161a5dddcbf4c47&scope=site.

Mexican Soccer

Mexican Soccer

Eduardo, Verdugo, et al. "Mexico Soccer." 11 Feb. 2018. EBSCOhost, proxy.lib.utk.edu:90/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=apg&AN=f3ba859d5a35496391af1dfd058d0086&scope=site.

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Eduardo, Verdugo, et al. "Mexico Soccer." 11 Feb. 2018. EBSCOhost, proxy.lib.utk.edu:90/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=apg&AN=f3ba859d5a35496391af1dfd058d0086&scope=site.

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