Mexican culture is family-centered, traditional, and hierarchical. People are taught to respect authority.

The Mexican culture is very family-centered. In Mexico, it is considered a person’s duty to help his/her family. This can include something small, like helping someone move, or something larger, such as helping to secure a job or finance a house.

Mexican families are typically very traditional, with the father having ultimate authority in family decisions. The mother is highly-respected, but she is often perceived as second-in-command to her husband.

Besides being a family-oriented society, Mexico is also a hierarchical society. People are taught to respect authority, and they expect decisions to be guided or maintain it.

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  • Capital: Mexico City
  • Population: 111,211,789
  • Area: 761,600 sq. mi. (about 3x the size of Texas)
  • Nationality: Mexican(s)
  • Language: Spanish
  • Climate: Tropical to desert
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