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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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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

(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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Nezahualcoyotl : The Emperor Poet

"Yo soy Nezahualcóyotl, Soy el cantor"                                            Spanish “I am Nezahualcoyotl, I am the songster”   Leader, poet, warrior, architect; Nezahaualcoyotl was a great thinker, wise and versatile. Nezahualcóyotl was born ... Read More

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Doña Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez

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 to ... Read More

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Guadalupe Victoria: Mexico’s First President

Jose Miguel Ramon Adaucto Fernández Félix, better known as Guadalupe Victoria, was born in Tamazula, Nueva Vizcaya, currently the state of Durango in 1786. At a very young age he was left an orphan, leaving his uncle, Augustin Fernandez, to take care of him.   Since his uncle took custo... Read More
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