Tierra Caliente (Mexico)

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Map showing the Tierra Caliente region in on the map of Mexico

Tierra Caliente (Spanish for Hot Land) is a cultural and geographical region in southern Mexico that stretches some low-elevation areas of the states of Michoacán, Guerrero and Estado de Mexico. As the name suggests, the region is characterized by a hot climate. The overall precipitation is also low - around 600 mm/year, but can be as low as 400 mm in some low-lying areas of Michoacán and Guerrero.

The region is characterized by low human development and civil unrest, and has become an epicenter for Mexican drug production (notably opium poppy) as well as drug trafficking. [1] It is mainly inhabited by indigenous communities.

Municipios included:

Michoacán:Churumuco San Lucas, Tuzantla, Susupuato de Guerrero, Nocupetaro, Caracuaro, Tiquicheo, Huetamo de Nuñez.

Guerrero: Arcelia, San Miguel Totolapan, Ajuchitlán del Progreso, Tlapehuala, Coyuca de Catalán, Zirándaro, Cutzamala del Pinzón, Pungarabato, Tlalchapa.

Estado de México: Tlataya, Amatepec, San Simón de Guerrero, Tejupilco, Sultepec, Sultepec, Zacualpan.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Wilkinson, Tracy (2013-06-11). "In the hot land, Mexicans just say no to drug cartels". Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA). Retrieved 2015-02-10. 

References[edit]

http://www.michoacan.gob.mx/SEPSOL/Entregan_recursos_de_Codecos_a_las_regiones_Oriente_y_Tierra_Caliente

Acuña, R. (1987). Relaciones Geográficas del Siglo XVI: Michoacán. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Gerhard, P. (1972). A Guide to the Historical Geography of New Spain. University of Cambridge Press.

Sebastian Avellaneda JR (2013). Information over San Lucas, Michoacán Ohio Valley University, WV