Popocatepetl, whose name is the Aztec word for smoking mountain, towers to 5426 m 70 km SE of Mexico City to form North America's 2nd-highest volcano. Live images every 45 seconds. Picture size: 640x480.
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The Vallarta Mexico webcam is pointed from the roof of Hotel Rosita towards the famous Puerto Vallarta Malecon, the main seaside strollway in town. Picture size: 704x480.
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Mexico: Mexico is the northernmost and westernmost country in Latin America, and also the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world. For more than 3,000 years, Mexico was the site of several Mesoamerican civilizations, such as the Aztec, the Olmec, Teotihuacan, the Toltec, Mixtec, Zapotec and the Mayan.
Mexico is named after its capital city, whose name comes from the Aztec city Mexico-Tenochtitlan that preceded it. The Mexi part of the name is from Mexitli, the war god, whose name was derived from metztli (the moon) and xictli (navel) and thus meant "navel (probably implying 'child') of the moon". So, Mexico is the home of the people of Mexitli (the Mexicas), co meaning "place" and ca meaning "people".