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Photo by: John Gibler

Full name: Noe Margarito Montesinos Gonzales

Age: 13

Home: Oaxaca City, Mexico

Languages: Mixteco and Spanish

Religion: Catholic

Favorite subject in school: Spanish

Favorite food: Fried eggs, sunny side up, with refried black beans

Parents: Noe’s mother and father are craftspeople who make clothing and jewelry to sell on the streets of Oaxaca City.

Siblings: Noe has five brothers and sisters, four younger and one older.

Hobbies: Playing soccer

Career: Noe wants to be a soccer player when he grows up.

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LEARN A LITTLE SPANISH!

Hello: Hola

How are you?: Como estás?

Fine, thank you: Bien, gracias

Eggs: Huevos

Beans: Frijoles

Soccer: Fútbol

School: Escuela

House: Casa

MEXICO QUICK FACTS

Population: 107 million

Capital: Mexico City

Languages: Spanish (official language); 62 indigenous languages

Religions: Catholic (89%); Protestant (6%)

President: Felipe Calderon (starting December 1, 2006)

Poverty: 50% of Mexicans live in poverty