Spanish is the country's official language; however, it is not the only language spoken in the vastness of Mexico's territory, where the words of more than 66 dialects, most of them of pre-Hispanic origin, are still heard especially at the indigenous communities, being part of the Nation's cultural mosaic.
But beyond these idiomatic differences, you wont have major problems when communicating in Spanish, though tune your ear and listen carefully for there are a lot of Mexican localisms in the colloquial language.
The freedom of expression consecrated in Mexican laws ensures the
ideological and informative plurality of its national and regional
press. The most transcendent written means of information throughout
the country are: La Reforma, El Excelsior, El Universal, Uno
más Uno, La Jornada and El Financiero
, the latter is specialised
on business and economy.
Amongst the regional newspapers, Cambio in Michoacán, El Debate
in Sinaloa, Diario de Yucatan
in Yucatan, and El Heraldo
in Chihuahua, stand out amid others.
The News Mexico
is a filial of The News from the United
States, a newspaper in English printed in cosmopolitan Mexico City
that circulates all over the country; as is the case of Le Monde
, a translated version of the famous French paper
tinted with articles written by renowned Latin American specialists.
Regarding the magazines, the most important ones are Época
an outstanding weekly focused on politics and economy; Proceso
with political information and various other subjects; and Cambio
where the notes on politics are mixed with articles of general interest.