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Our Lady of Solitude

The Legend of Our Lady of Solitude & the Mule

  An ancient story recounts the story of Oaxaca's Our Lady of Solitude. Legend has it that in 1620 a mule driver, guiding his mulas, mules train through the streets of Oaxaca on his way to Guatemala, suddenly discovered he had an extra animal, carrying a huge box on his back. Outsid... Read More

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Legend of Maize

The Legend of Maize

  An ancient legend tells the story that before the arrival of the god Quetzalcoatl, the Aztecs only consumed roots and game animals; they did not eat corn because it was beyond their reach, hidden behind the massive mountains surrounding the city.    The other gods had already sough... Read More

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The Legend of Popocatepetl & Iztaccíhuatl A Love Story

//                                               En Español The view that adorns the world's largest city – Mexico City – is enhanced by the majesty of two of the highest volcanoes in the hemisphere: Popocatepetl and Iztaccíhuatl.  The presence of these en... Read More

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La Llorona A five-century-old lamentation

Read in Spanish “They say that a crazy weeping woman appears in a street near the high school/ That she dances the twist and rock‘ n roll; that she dances rock‘ n roll and the twist, and if you look at her you’ll go completely mad…” Los Gliders, 1961 For over 500 years and eve... Read More

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The Aztec Sun Stone

The Aztec Sun Stone

 Español  This huge monolith with at least 500 years of existence seems to speak to us from its silence of stone. The sunken eyes of Tonatiuh, the Aztec sun god, look out from the center of this cyclic sequence of glyphs and dates. The impressive Stone of  the  Five Eras, has a diameter ... Read More

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El Callejon del Beso: A Love Story in Guanajuato

  When two lovers pass through the Callejon del Beso,  the Alley of the Kiss, they must kiss on the third step in order for their love to last forever.   That’s why hundreds of people who pass through this narrow place don’t hesitate to do so and hope that the story turns out ... Read More
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