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Mexico is part of South America
Mexico has a lower murder rate than the United States
Mexico's murder rate is about 6 times as high
Chihuahua is a Mexican state
The full Spanish name of Mexico is Estados Unidos Mexicanos
Mexico borders the Gulf of Mexico
Mexico celebrates its independence on May 5th, aka Cinco de Mayo
Mexico celebrates its independence on September 16. Cinco de Mayo is more popular in the United States.
Narcocorrido is a genre of music that tells stories about illegal drug trafficking
Mexico has active volcanos
Most famously Popocatépetl
France invaded Mexico in the 19th century and installed an emperor
Emperor Maximilian I ruled Mexico from 1864 until he was executed in 1867
Maize, also known as corn, was originally domesticated in Mexico
Cancun is located on the Baja California peninsula
It is located on the Yucatan peninsula
The flag of Mexico has an eagle on it
Mexico is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere
Not even close. Mexico has a per-capita income which is about 10 times that of Haiti.
Aztecs originally developed the ghost pepper as a way to poison rats
While it is true that chili peppers originally come from Mexico, the ghost pepper was cultivated in modern times in India
I don't think the answer should be changed, I just find it curious.
Mexicans will tell you we're a North American country, because culturally, economically and population-wise, the majority are west of Tehuantepec (thus in North America), including the country's capital, the main native culture, the other two main cities (plus the other considered "global").
However, since the US stance is that everything south of the Grande isn't North America, and the US culture has spreaded throughout the world, the rest of the world sees Mexico as Central/South America.
Sincerely though, I believe the best school of thought with North/South America is the Jet Punk style, otherwise known as the CONCACAF/CONMEBOL divide (with the clear exceptions of the Guyanas).
In the US, people tend to consider the Americas as two continents, in which case, Central America, including Mexico, is clearly a sub-region of North America.
In much of the rest of the world, America is considered as one continent, which allows for a looser definition of the sub-regions. In this context, Mexico is often grouped by cultural proximity with other nations into Central America, which is considered distinct from North America (ie. USA and Canada) and South America.
Both positions have their merit.
However, I've never heard a good argument for Mexico being in South America...
It doesn't take away that it's a bad music genre, though.
I see that "volcanos" is a valid spelling in the dictionary. Looks wrong though, doesn't it.