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Benito Juarez

Benito Juarez is undoubtedly one of the most important and revered figures in Mexican history. Each March 21st marks the anniversary of his birth and every elementary school in the country commemorates the man who consolidated the nation as a republic. Of indigenous origin, Benito Pablo Juarez Ga... 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

  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. Family Frida Kahlo was born July 6, 1907, in Coyoacan, Mexico. She was the third daughte... Read More

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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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