Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

"Hispanic Heritage 9-24-14_1315" by U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) licensed under CC BY 2.0
Hispanic Heritage 9-24-14_1315” by U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) licensed under CC BY 2.0

Source: The Atlantic

Mid-September marks the kick-off for celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

Hispanic Heritage month is celebrated officially starting on September 15 and lasting 30 days. The day marks the riot of the first movements that led to Mexico’s independence in 1821.

David Frum, contributor of The Atlantic and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, outlines a number of Mexico’s greatest accomplishments and hardships, as the country celebrates another year of independence.

Mexico’s accomplishments are numerous and exemplary in many respects, including its large economy, ranked the 15th largest in the world. Output for each citizen in Mexico is estimated at $9,000 approximately.

Mexico’s elections are generally free and fair, with an excellent voting process that is highly recognized internationally.

Net migration from Mexico has, over the last few years, decreased significantly, with many Mexicans moving back to their country.

However, some major hardships are persistent, such as poverty, inequality and major violence and death among political figures and leaders.

Read full story at: The Atlantic

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