Bloomberg Markets and Finance published this video item, entitled “Inside the History of Mexico City’s Vecindades” – below is their description.
These grandiose buildings featuring a central courtyard were originally built to house European aristocracy in the Spanish colony beginning in the 16th century. In the generations since, the residential designs unique to Mexico City tell a story about the city’s development into a megalopolis and the country’s economic and political shifts. Today, the old buildings that remain continue to form a nostalgic, but essential part of what it means to be Mexican.
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Mexico is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is the most populous Spanish-speaking nation. Mexico City is its capital city and largest metropolis.
Mexico became an independent nation state after the successful Mexican War of Independence against Spain in 1821.
Mexico is a developing country, but has the world’s 15th-largest economy by nominal GDP and the 11th-largest by PPP, with the United States being its largest economic partner. Since 2006, a conflict between the government and drug trafficking syndicates has led to over 120,000 deaths.
Mexico receives a significant number of tourists every year; in 2018, it was the 6th most-visited country in the world, with 39 million international arrivals.