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Mexico and the U.S. share many connections. Two of the most important things that link the two countries are trade (buying and selling goods) and tourism.
There are millions of Mexicans living in the U.S. They crossed the border looking for jobs that would allow them to send money to their families back in Mexico. These workers are key to the economies of states like California and Texas. They are also important in places farther from the border, like New York and Washington State.
The United States and Mexico are important trading partners. The U.S. buys around 80 percent of Mexico’s exports. Many tourists go to Mexico to explore the ancient ruins. Some shop for folk art and colorful handmade crafts. Others just go to relax on its beautiful beaches.