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La Trinchera by Jose Clemente Orozco

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 invaders, a... Read More

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The Basilica of 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 second Catholic Shrine in importance after Vatican City. The Old Basi... Read More

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September, 16 Independence of Mexico

Mexican Independence Facts Hechos de la Independencia de México

// 1. Independence Day is September 16.  Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day.   2. Mexican Independence war begun on September 16, 1810 and ended on September 27, 1821. La guerra de Independencia comenzó el 16 de Septiembre de 1810 y concluyó el 27 de Septiembre de 1821.... Read More

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Frida and her Parrot ©Inside Mexico

Frida Kahlo Viva la Vida

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "ca-pub-4324139569296680", enable_page_level_ads: true }); 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 vi... Read More

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General Ignacio Zaragoza

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 d... Read More

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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Facts

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 Me... Read More
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