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 deman...
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...
Mexico is a country with a profusion of cultural and historical wealth.
Five hundred years ago, it became the melting pot of Spanish and indigenous groups from which the mestizo of modern Mexico was born.
There are relics of the past that gives evi...
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...
by May Herz
¡Viva México! ¡Viva México! ¡Viva México!
Mexicans are truly festive; any excuse gives way for a celebration! But the most important and exciting are the 16th of September, Independence Day and Cinco de Mayo, the Fifth of May. They are good occasions to show the pride of being Me...
Among the hundreds of archaeological sites in Mexico, Teotihuacan is the most visited, even more than the New Wonder of the World, Chichen Itza, or the mysterious city of Monte Albán, in Oaxaca. Teotihuacan is for Mexicans a pre-Hispanic Mecca. Teotihuacan is now ...