Find out about our neighbor to the south.
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There are big pyramids in Mexico. They are made of stone. Native people built them thousands of years ago.
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There are big cities in Mexico. The capital is Mexico City. It is one of the biggest cities in the world.
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There are many kinds of animals in Mexico. The Gila (hee-la) monster and the bolson tortoise live in deserts. Spider monkeys and parrots live in forests.
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There are farms in Mexico. We get many fresh fruits and vegetables from Mexico. This farmer grows corn.
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There are colorful festivals in Mexico. People dress up, dance, and sing. They listen to music from mariachi (mar-ee-ah-chee) bands.