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Don Miguel Hidalgo: Father of Our Independence

Father of Mexico's Independence by Angie Galicia Late one September evening the name of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla became forever engraved in Mexico's history.  Since that night, his life as well as that of Mexico, changed radically. Before that historic moment when his voice cried out to deman... Read More

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Doña Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez Mexican Independence Heroine

Spanish Doña Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez, a Mexican patriot as well as a heroine of Mexico’s Independence War, made her name in history  for her bravery when she risked her own life alerting the rebel insurgents about the discovery of the Queretaro Conspiracy for Independence. Thanks... Read More

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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, took on the powerful French forces of Napoleon III dur... Read More

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Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

Juana Inés de Asbaje y Ramírez also known as Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, was born in Nepantla Mexico in 1651. She was a Mexican writer who influenced greatly Hispano-American literature of the 17th century. She was known in her lifetime as "The Tenth Muse", or "The Phoenix of America." H... Read More

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Frida Kahlo Viva la Vida

Family Frida Kahlo was born July 6, 1907 in Coyoacan, Mexico. She was the third daughter of Wilhelm Kahlo and Matilde Calderon. Her father, who later changed his name to Guillermo, was a German immigrant of Hungarian descent who worked as a photographer and held a liberally inclined set of vie... Read More

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Nezahualcoyotl : The Emperor Poet

"Yo soy Nezahualcóyotl, Soy el cantor"                                            Spanish “I am Nezahualcoyotl, I am the songster”   Leader, poet, warrior, architect; Nezahaualcoyotl was a great thinker, wise and versatile. Nezahualcóyotl was born ... Read More
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