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La Molienda by Diego Rivera

Las Tortillas

The Essential Element of Mexican Cuisine Tortillas are the quintessential staple food of the Mexican diet and cuisine. A flatbread as well as an instrument to eat, the tortilla is now popular all around the world. Tacos, tostadas, chips, quesadillas, enchiladas and burritos wouldn’t… Read More

  Cinco de Mayo

General Ignacio Zaragoza

General Ignacio Zaragoza: Cinco de Mayo Hero

Spanish Cinco de Mayo Hero When “Cinco de Mayo” is mentioned in Mexico, one of the most symbolic battles in the Mexican collective unconscious immediately comes to mind: the Battle of Puebla. General Ignacio Zaragoza, with only a small army,… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

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Aztec Fun & Games

Dawn dyes the contour of the mountains red. A perfumed, warm breeze dominates the air. Dew slides through the branches of trees and the petals of countless flowers. Far away, the ancestral sound of a sea snail’s conch is heard…. Read More

  Arts

Frida and her Parrot ©Inside Mexico

Frida Kahlo Viva la Vida

For Frida, her paintings were not a representation of dreams but a way to cope with the reality of life. She told her story from her own point of view and through the pain and passion of her experiences. Her… Read More

  Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Facts

1.   Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day.   2.   Cinco de Mayo is celebrated every May 5 to observe the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Independence Day is September 16.   3.   The Battle of Puebla took place… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

Periodicos Noticias

Mexican Newspapers Periodicos de Mexico

The first newspaper to be published in what is now Mexico was the Gaceta de Mexico y Noticias de la Nueva España in 1772 during the Spanish Colonial era.  Today there are more than 20 nationwide newspapers and countless local papers. Following… Read More

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