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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 de... Read More

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The Aztec Sun Stone

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});  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 date... Read More

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What Do you Need to Travel to Mexico?

  What documents or requirements are needed to visit  Mexico?   Many countries including the US, Canada, the European Union do not need a Mexican Visa to visit Mexico for up to 180 days. Your passport is required and must be valid (not expired) at the time of entry into Mexico. Your p... Read More

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Is MS-13 a Mexican Gang? La Mara Salvatrucha

NO. MS-13 is not a Mexican gang. The Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13  is a criminal gang that originated in the 1980s in Los Angeles, California, particularly in Pico Union.  Mara is a term used by  Central Americans that means gang. During the civil war in  El Salvador, where the US intervened b... Read More

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Hispanic Heritage Month Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Every year in the US, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15.  Hispanic Heritage Month was established in 1968 proclaimed by President Lyndon B Johnson.  At first, it was only one week but later was expanded to 30 days by President Ronald Regan in 19... 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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