Mexico has quietly risen as one of the economic ‘middle-powers’ of the world. Similar to the BRICS group, Mexico is now considered a regional influencer with a GDP that is amongst the 15 largest in the world going by any measure and a per capita income equivalent to several middle level European countries.
This and several historical reasons dictate that the Mexican Independence Day on 16th September is a crucial event for the globe. The country being home to manufacturing facilities for several global automobile giants and a robust domestic oil and mineral industry, this event can mark a time for several other countries to forge stronger ties by celebrating it as one of their own. The USA due to its long border, shared history and as members of the NAFTA remains Mexico’s main trading partner. Not surprisingly, several events and get-togethers are being planned across cities in the USA. Barbecues remain a common tradition to both these nations. Historically, Mexico has been a trendsetter for the entire Latin American region. Notably the Mayan and the Aztec Empires were amongst the largest ever in the New World. Even the independence movement in this country was amongst the earlier ones starting with the epic “Cry of Dolores” before spreading to other countries in Latin America.
The Spanish language as spoken in Mexico and across the Latin American region is one of the world’s largest. As per studies, Spanish remains the world’s second largest native spoken language only behind China’s Mandarin. And that is why understanding this language becomes so important. Services must be available to tap into authentic Spanish language sources of information crucial for business decision making.
Mexico offers a gateway to the rest of the region due to its hold as one of the largest economies. The 16th of September is thus no longer an important day only for the Mexican people, but an opportunity for the entire world to mark an event and associate with a part of the globe which is going to be critical over the coming decades. There is also a large Mexican diaspora across several nations especially USA, and the Independence Day allows them to connect with other people of their community in those countries as well as with locals who wish to assimilate with another culture.