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Archive-name: mexican-faq
Last modified: 1995/04/22

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Newsgroup SOC.CULTURE.MEXICAN
Index to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Updated:  22 April 1996
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Frequently asked questions in soc.culture.mexican are available on the
World Wide Web and via anonymous FTP. NOTE that the WWW site receives
maintenance, and that our FTP support will eventually be discontinued.

The files are found at URL:

   http://www.public.iastate.edu/~rjsalvad/scmfaq/scmfaq.html

and via anonymous FTP to the following servers:

 isumvs.iastate.edu (Numeric address: 129.186.20.25)

in the subdirectory:

 /a1$rjs.mexico

and

 ftp.mty.itesm.mx (Numeric address: 131.178.1.38)

in the subdirectory:

 /pub/mexico/faqs

In addition, many FAQs, including this one, are available on the
FTP archive site:

 rtfm.mit.edu

in the subdirectory:

 /pub/usenet/news.answers

The name under which a FAQ is archived at rtfm.mit.edu appears in the
Archive-name line at the top of a FAQ article. This FAQ is archived as:

 mexican-faq

This file can also be reviewed via the World Wide Web (WWW) using the URL:

 http://www.public.iastate.edu/~rjsalvad/scmfaq/scmfaq.html

Readers are encouraged to utilize the Web version of these items as they
are maintained more frequently than the FTP version.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR FTP ACCESS:
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After opening a connection to one of these sites, move to the appropriate
directory, scan the contents of the subdirectory, and retrieve desired files
using the "get" command.

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EXAMPLE:
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ftp isumvs.iastate.edu
User: anonymous
Password: {enter valid e-mail address}
cd a1$rjs.mexico
ls
get mexstat

These instructions will retrieve the file: _mexstat_ on the remote
directory /a1$rjs.mexico and place the file on your local machine's
current directory.

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CONTENTS:
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FAQs are heavily edited for brevity and clarity.  Each item is
quoted in the language in which it was originally discussed.  Even
though an effort was made to abbreviate items as much as possible,
certain questions cannot be answered in just a few lines!  For ease
of retrieval of specific FAQs, following is an index of the items
included at this site:

1.  Statistical overview of the country of Mexico
    (From the CIA World Fact Book)
    Includes:  People, government, Economy, Communications,
    Defense Forces
     (Rese~a informativa del pai's de Me'xico)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  MEXSTAT

2.  How is S.C.M.'s electronic almanac generated?
     (Co'mo se genera el almanaque electro'nico de S.C.M?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  ALMANAC

3.  How are the prehispanic calendars interpreted?
     (Co'mo se interpretan los calendarios prehispa'nicos?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  CALENDAR

4.  How can I get travel information about Mexico?
     (Co'mo puedo obtener informacio'n turi'stica mexicana?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  TRAVEL

5.  What is the electronic address of ...?
     (Direcciones electro'nicas mexicanas)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  MEXEMAIL

6.  What is origin of the term "gringo?"
     (Cua'l es el ori'gen de la palabra "gringo?")
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  GRINGO

7.  Cua'l es  el significado del nombre de Me'xico?
     (Meaning of the name Mexico)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  MEXNAME

8.  Cua'l es la pronunciacio'n del nombre de Me'xico?
     (Pronunciation of the name Mexico)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  MEXICO

9.  Cua'les libros hay para aprender el nahuatl?
     (What books are available to learn Nahuatl?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  NAHUATL

10. What is the Indian population of Mexico?
     (Cua'l es la poblacio'n indi'gena de Me'xico?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  INDPOP

11. Que quiere decir "chingar?"
     (Meaning of the word "chingar")
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  CHINGAR

12. What is the recipe for the tortilla?
     (Cual es la receta de la tortilla?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  TORTILLA

13. Son mexicanos los burritos?
     (Are burritos authentically Mexican?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  BURRITOS

14. Co'mo me puedo suscribir a SOC.CULTURE.MEXICAN?
     (How do I subscribe to SOC.CULTURE.MEXICAN?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  SUBINFO

15. Cua'l es el significado del nombre de tal lugar?
     (Mexican place name information)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  PLACENAM

16. Cua'les son los reglamentos aduanales con respecto al menaje de casa?
     (Customs regulations for menage of returning citizens?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  MENAJE

17. Co'mo puedo obtener informacio'n acerca del CONACYT?
     (How can I get information about CONACYT?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  CONACYT

18. Cua'l es el estado de las redes electronicas en Me'xico?
     (What is the current status of Mexican networks?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  MEXNET

19. Co'mo se puede acceder a la Internet en Me'xico?
     (How can I access the Internet in Mexico?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  NETACCES

20. Which books can I read to understand Aztec history?
     (Cua'les libros se recomiendan para la historia azteca?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  AZTECBIB

21. Table of contents of journal "Estudios de Cultura Nahuatl"
     (Indice de la revista "Estudios de Cultura Nahuatl")
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  ECNINDEX

22. Item # 21 binary encoded Mac MS-WORD 5.0 file.
     (Partida # 21 en clave binaria)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  ECNBINHX

23. Cua'les libros se recomiendan para la historia mesoamericana?
     (Which books can I read to understand Mesoamerican history?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  MESOBIB

24. Which books can I read to learn about the Spanish conquest?
     (Cua'les libros se recomiendan sobre la conquista espa~ola?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  CONQUEST

25. Que' nombres auto'ctonos me recomiendan?
     (Suggestions for names in native languages)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  NOMBRES

26. Cua'les han sido los resultados de los sondeos anteriores?
     (Results of electronic surveys of SCM readership)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  SONDEOS

27. What is the charter of soc.culture.mexican?
     (Cua'l es la constitucio'n de soc.culture.mexican?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  CHARTER

28. Cua'l es la correlacio'n entre los calendarios prehispa'nicos
    y el gregoriano?
     (What is the correlation between the prehispanic calendars
      and the Gregorian?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  CORRELAC

29. Cua'ntos tipos de pendejos existen?
     (How many types of pendejos are there?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  PENDEJOS

30. Cua'les libros hay para aprender el Maya?
     (Which books can I use to learn Mayan?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  MAYA

31. Where can I study [subject] in Mexico?
     (En do'nde se puede estudiar [especialidad] en Me'xico?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  STUDY

32. What is the address of [mexican college/university]?
     (Cua'l es la direccio'n de tal universidad mexicana?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  HIGH_ED

33. What do Mexicans celebrate on 'Cinco de Mayo' (May 5th)?
     (Que' celebran los mexicanos el cinco de mayo?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  MAYO5

34. Where can I get the full text of NAFTA?
     (Do'nde puedo obtener el texto i'ntegro del Tratado de Libre Comercio?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  NAFTA

35. Que' quiere decir la palabra "gachupi'n"?
     (What is the meaning of the term 'gachupin'?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  GACHUPIN

36. Is there Mexican weather information on-line?
     (Pueden obtenerse prono'sticos mexicanos por medio de la red?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  WEATHER

37. Donde puedo encontrar datos sobre el Sistema Nacional de Investigadores?
     (Where can I get data on the National Researchers System?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY:  SNI

38. Are there any Mexican newspaper services online?
     (Se dispone de algu'n servicioso noticioso mexicano por medio de la red?)
    NAME ON SUDIRECTORY: LINENEWS

39. Cual es la letra de tal cancio'n?
     (Does anyone know the lyrics to this song?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY: CANCION

40. Is the text for the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo available online?
     (Se puede obtener copia electro'nica del tratado de Guadalupe Hidalgo?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY: GUADHIDA

41. Does Mexico have a national university system?
     (Existe un sistema universitario nacional en Me'xico?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY: MEXUNIVE

42. What are the lyrics to the Mexican national anthem?
     (Cua'l es la letra del himno nacional mexicano?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY: HIMNO

43. Where can I get current information on the Chiapas situation?
     (Informacio'n sobre la situacio'n chiapaneca)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY: CHIAPAS

44. Is there an online database of Mexican cooking?
     (Existe un banco electro'nico de recetas para cocina mexicana?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY: RECETAS

45. Where can I get information about famous Mexican painters?
     (Informacio'n tocante a pintores famosos mexicanos)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY: PINTORES

46. Are Chicanos the same as Mexicans?
     (Es lo mismo un Chicano que un Mexicano?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY: CHICANO

47. What is the meaning of the word AZTLAN?
     (Cua'l es el significado de AZTLAN?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY: AZTLAN

48. Cuales son los salarios mi'nimos en Me'xico?
     (What is the minimum wage in Mexico?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY: SALARIO

49. What are the basic rules for conducting business in Mexico?
     (Co'mo se establecen relaciones de negocios en Me'xico?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY: BUSINESS

50. What do Mexicans celebrate on the "Day of the Dead?"
     (Que' celebran los mexicanos el di'a de los muertos?)
    NAME ON SUBDIRECTORY: MUERTOS

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-- 
Ricardo J Salvador
rjsalvad@iastate.edu

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