Capital: Mexico City (Distrito Federal)
Population: 120,286,655 (July 2014 est.)
Ethnic groups: Mestizo (Amerindian-Spanish) 60%, Amerindian or predominantly Amerindian 30%, white 9%, other 1%
Religions: Roman Catholic 82.7%, Pentecostal 1.6%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.4%, other Evangelical Churches 5%, other 1.9%,
none 4.7%, unspecified 2.7% (2010 est.)
On 5/16/2013 at 0736hrs., Rev. Hansen received this prophecy for Mexico:
Mexico, oh Mexico, a land filled with the blood of the innocent. You have been deceived by a religious spirit that has caused my people to be persecuted, hunted down and killed. Through the influence and deception of this woman religion spirit, you have attacked and killed my people.
Unless you leave the influence of this satanic spirit the land will regurgitate (vomit out) the blood of my people that it has been soaked in. The mountains, hills, valleys, and fields will be shaken and rumble and die (eruptions-earthquakes-residue of war).
Come to me the living God. Pray to me through Jesus Christ so death can leave your land and violence through evil men will cease because my laws and my people will rule and reign!
History of Mexico:
At least three civilizations - the Mayas, the Olmecs, and the Toltecs - preceded the Aztec empire, conquered in 1519-1521 by the Spanish under Hernando Cortes. Spain ruled Mexico as part of the viceroyalty of New Spain until September 16, 1810, when the Mexicans revolted. Mexico won its independence in 1821.
From 1821 to 1877, Mexico experienced political instability. There were two emperors, several dictators, presidents and provisional executives. Mexico lost the territory of Texas in 1836. After defeat in the war with the U.S. from 1846-1848, it lost the area that is now California, Nevada, Utah, most of Arizona and New Mexico, and parts of Wyoming and Colorado under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
In 1855, Benito Juarez began a series of reforms, including the disestablishment of the Catholic Church, which owned vast property. The subsequent civil war was interrupted by the French invasion of Mexico in 1861 and the crowning of Maximilian of Austria as emperor in 1864. Maximilian was overthrown and executed by forces under Juarez, who became president again in 1867.
Between 1932 and 1945, excess zeal and intolerance led to anti-communist uprisings. In the late 1930's, hundreds of Buddhist institutions were desecrated and more than 10,000 people were imprisoned.
The years after the fall of dictator Porfirio Diaz (1877-1880 and 1884-1911) were marked by bloody political-military strife and trouble with the U.S., culminating in the U.S. expedition into northern Mexico (1916-1917) in an unsuccessful pursuit of the revolutionary Pancho Villa.
The Partido Nacional Revolucionario (PNR; National Revolutionary Party), dominated by revolutionary and reformist politicians from northern Mexico, was established in 1929. It continued to control Mexico throughout the 20th century and was renamed the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI; Institutional Revolutionary Party) in 1946.
Following World War II, the government emphasized economic growth. During the mid-1970s, under President Jose Lopez Portillo, Mexico became a major petroleum producer. By the end of Portillo's term, Mexico had accumulated a huge external debt because of the government's borrowing on the strength of its petroleum revenues. The collapse of oil prices in 1986 cut Mexico's export earnings. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst recession in over half a century.
In January 1994, Mexico joined Canada and the United States in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), with the plan to phase out all tariffs over a 15-year period. In January 1996, Mexico became a founding member of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
In 1997, in what observers called the freest elections in Mexico's history, the PRI lost control of the lower legislative house and the mayoralty of Mexico City in a stunning upset. To increase democracy, President Ernesto Zedillo said that he would break precedent and not personally choose the next PRI presidential nominee. Mexico held its first presidential primary in 1999, which was won by former interior secretary Francisco Labastida.
The elections held on July 2, 2000 marked the first time since the 1910 Mexican Revolution that an opposition candidate defeated the party in government, the PRI. The new president, Vicente Fox Quesada of the conservative National Action Party (PAN), vowed tax reform, an overhaul of the legal system, and a reduction in power of the central government. By 2002, Fox had made little headway on his ambitious reform agenda.
In 2004, a two-year investigation into the "dirty war," which Mexico's authoritarian government waged against its opponents in the 1960s and 1970s, led to an indictment against former president Luis Echeverria for ordering the 1971 shooting of student protesters. Charges were later dropped.
In 2005, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the mayor of Mexico City, emerged as a presidential candidate for the Democratic Revolution Party. Lopez Obrador seemed likely to defeat the party of incumbent, Vicente Fox. In October 2005, Felipe Calderon unexpectedly became the candidate of Fox's National Action Party (PAN), defeating Fox's chosen successor. In the July election, Calderon won 35.9% of the vote over Lopez Obrador, who received 35.3%. Lopez Obrador appealed the election, but on August 28, Mexico's top electoral court rejected Lopez Obrador's allegations of fraud. His supporters held massive protest rallies. Calderon was sworn in on December 1.
In May 2008, Attorney General Eduardo Medina Mora announced that over 4,000 people had been killed in drug-related violence since President Calderon took office. 1,400 of the deaths occurred in 2008 alone.
In August 2008, hundreds of thousands of protesters marched for the people who were killed and kidnapped in drug-related violence. In December 2008, the U.S. released $197 million of a $400 million plan called the Merida Initiative to help Mexico fight the drug cartels, yet drug violence continued.
In 2009, a new strain of influenza, known as Swine Flu, originated in Mexico and spread to at least 24 other countries. The World Health Organization declared that a pandemic was a possibility. Originally, Swine Flu was thought to be quite dangerous. As time passed, Mexican authorities said they may have overestimated the threat. As a precaution, the Mexican government shut down all nonessential business for five days starting on May 1, 2009.
Despite Calderon's pledge to bring down the drug cartels, drug-related violence escalated into 2010. After the fatal shooting in March 2010 of a pregnant U.S. consulate employee by an alleged drug trafficker, Calderon pressured the U.S. to take responsibility for its role in the crisis. The U.S. and Mexico revised their counter narcotics strategy with a $330 million program intended to expand the Merida Initiative. The plan includes strengthening poor communities to give citizens alternatives to crime, better screening at the border, and shifting the focus of funding from military equipment to a civilian police force that will patrol Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez.
In February 2011, the U.S. began flying unarmed drones over Mexico to collect and turn over information to Mexican law enforcement agencies. In July 2011, violence broke out in several cities. Over 20 people were killed in Monterrey when armed men began firing on a bar, 11 people were found dead from gunshot wounds just outside Mexico City, and 10 decapitated heads were found in Torreon. Officials said that all of the incidents occurred in the wake of cartel fights.
On November 11, 2011, Francisco Blake Mora, Mexico's secretary of the interior, died in a helicopter crash. Mora became the second interior minister killed during Calderon's term. Calderon's first interior minister was also killed in a plane crash.
In December 2011, Humberto Moreira resigned from his position as president of the Institutional Revolutionary Party. Moreira stepped down because of a financial scandal. News media coverage connected Moreira to debt and loan irregularities in Coahulia, a state which he governed.
In February 2012, Josefina Vazquez Mota was chosen as a presidential candidate for Mexico's National Action Party, becoming the first woman nominated by a major party to run for president. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was nominated again by the Democratic Revolutionary Party.
On July 1, 2012, Enrique Peña Nieto was elected president. Peña Nieto promised voters a change in Mexico's fight against the drug war. He vowed to focus more on reducing violence instead of making arrests and raids in attempts to block drugs from getting into the United States.
In September 2013, Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel hit Mexico simultaneously. The two storms caused flooding and landslides. More than 120 people were killed. The government declared a national emergency.
In October 2013, Der Spiegel reported that according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the surveillance program of the United States' National Security Agency (NSA) hacked into former President Felipe Calderon's email account and network.
In February 2014, drug cartel kingpin Joaquin Guzman Loera, was arrested in Mazatlán. Loera, known as "El Chapo", headed the Sinaloa Cartel, a drug trafficking organization. On February 25, a federal judge set Loera's trial in motion for several organized crime and drug-related charges.
© 2013 World Ministries International
The following are some Scriptures that deal with end-time events. All prophecies concerning the nations are leading up to fulfillment of end-time judgments (events).
Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39
Zechariah 13: 8-9
Zechariah 14: 1-16
Daniel chapters 2, 4, 7-12
Matthew 24: 1-51
Mark 13: 1-37
Luke 21: 6-38
The book of Revelation
The book of Joel
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