Running Head: MEXICO AND THE INTERNET
The Affects of the Internet on Mexico
Since the early Spaniards landed upon the shores of the Yucatan Peninsula in the fifteenth century, the people of the country of Mexico have been held to the point of repression and indignation. For centuries the Mexican’s have struggled against outside forces, all the way to the present day. One of the fundamental freedoms and civic rights that most democratic nations enjoy is the freedom of speech, and communication. The Mexican people have been stifled for many years, yet during the past few decades a new chapter has opened with more freedom of expression and open lines of communication. One of the most important forms of communication is the internet, the World Wide Web. This form of communication is especially important to those individuals in remote areas, but for everyone, the internet offers a pathway into the twenty-first century. As Mexico takes its place in the world, the internet is having an increased affect upon the people and the government of Mexico. Mexico has been affected by the internet in a variety of ways, which will be illustrated in this paper. This will be done by discussing the history of Mexico to give the reader a starting point, then informing the reader of inception of the internet. Finally, the internet’s affects will be discussed through Mexico’s society and economy as they relate to moral and social issues.
Officially called the United Mexican States, Mexico is located in Southern most region of North America. The Rio-Grande forms part of the northern border with the United States of America, and the countries Guatemala and Belize to the south. The Gulf of Mexico lies to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Mexico has been inhabited by people for almost 20,000 years. Two of the older civilizations of Mexico are the Mayas and later the Aztecs. At its height, the Aztecs had over five million people, who used both cultivation and...