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Mesoamerica: Ancient Middle America

  Mesoamerica was a cultural region, that originated more than 3000 years ago. It was divided into areas, differentiated from each other but with many common features. It extended from central Mexico to Nicaragua & Costa Rica.   The first humans who arrived in America had already ... Read More

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Mexican Currency Bills & Coins Billetes y Monedas Mexicanas

The Mexican currency is called Peso and its symbol is $.  The Peso and the US Dollar have both its origin in the 15th-19th century Spanish dollar.  The peso was originally the name of the eight real coins issued in Mexico by  Spain and the first currency to use the $ symbol. It... Read More

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El Salvador Flag

Colors: Blue: Atlantic and Pacific Oceans White: Peace The flag of El Salvador, first adopted on September 4, 1908.  , has three horizontal stripes. The blue stripes of the flag represent the two oceans that border Central America, the Atlantic and the Pacific. The central white strip... 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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The Spanish Flag

Colors: Red, Weld Yellow The Spanish Flag is also known as la Rojigualda, roji - rojo- for red and gualda for the plant that tints a golden yellow. The Spanish flag has a  yellow central stripe which is double the width of the two red stripes. The Spanish flag used to be predominantly wh... Read More

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Mexican Embassy & Consulates

Embajada de México en Estados Unidos.  Mexican Embassy in USA 1911 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Washington D.C., 20006 . (202) 728-1600 Conmutador Fax: (202) 728-1698 Email: mexembusa@sre.gob.mx Web: http://embamex.sre.gob.mx/eua   Consulados Mexicanos en Estados Unidos    Mexican Con... Read More
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