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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, took on the powerful French forces of Napoleon III dur...
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 in the State of Puebla.
4. Benito Juarez was Mexico’s P...
Mexico is currently our 3rd largest goods trading partner with $531 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2015. Goods exports totaled $236 billion; goods imports totaled $295 billion. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Mexico was $58 billion in 2015.
Following are the ...
Every February 24 Mexico celebrates National Flag Day.
The Mexican national flag is a symbol of freedom, justice and citizenship. Its shield and colors represent the origins, principles, courage and struggle of the Mexican nation.
Over the years, different flags have represented M...
On November 20, 2011 Mexico celebrated the Centennial Anniversary of its Revolution. On this date, in the year 1910 the revolutionary war to overthrow the dictator Porfirio Díaz, began.
General Porfirio Díaz had been an important military figure during the wars against the foreign invaders, a...
La Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
The Basilica of Guadalupe is one of the most visited Catholic Shrines in the world and it is the National Shrine of Mexico. Located in the north of Mexico City it is considered the second Catholic Shrine in importance after Vatican City.
The Old Basi...
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