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  Arts

The Piñata

Spanish When the first missionaries arrived in Mexico, they were faced with a very different way of life than the one they were used to.  The conquest meant not only taking over territories that had recently been discovered as America, but… Read More

  Reference & History

Who is the Mexican President?

The current Mexican president is Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, also referred to as AMLO. He assumed the presidency on December 1, 2018, and is the 58th President of Mexico.  The term for Mexican presidents is 6 years and there is no reelection…. Read More

  Holidays

The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Before the Christmas season “officially” begins on December 16, day when the first Posada takes place, Mexicans join together for the festivities of La Virgen de Guadalupe, Our Lady of Guadalupe, on December 12. This is one of the most important dates in… Read More

  HISTORY

November 20 the Mexican Revolution

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… Read More

  Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

La Adelita Mexican Revolution Song

La Adelita is one of the most famous and representative ballads of the Mexican Revolution. It was composed in honor of all the women who participated in the revolutionary war.  Since then an Adelita has come to signify a woman soldier,… Read More

  HEROES & HEROINES

  Heroes

Emiliano Zapata: El Caudillo del Sur

  Emiliano Zapata Salazar, también conocido como el “Atila del Sur” o el “Caudillo del Sur”, vio la luz el 8 de agosto de 1879 en San Miguel de Anenecuilco, en el estado de Morelos. Nació en el seno de… Read More

  Historia

Constitución de 1917

    La Constitución Política constituye la ley suprema que regula dos aspectos: los derechos del hombre y la organización del Estado. [pullquote]La Constitución Política constituye la ley suprema que regula dos aspectos: los derechos del hombre y la organización… Read More

  HISTORY

Mexican Revolution Facts

Beginning date: The Mexican Revolution war began the 20th of November 1910 Objectives-Goal: The initial purpose of the revolutionary movement was to overthrow General Porfirio Diaz who had been in power form more than 30 years. Continue reading

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