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Cinco de Mayo

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... 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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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 Mexico’s P... Read More

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Who is the Mexican President?

The current Mexican president is Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, also referred to as AMLO. He assumed the presidency on December 1, 2018, and is the 58th President of Mexico.  The term for Mexican presidents is 6 years and there is no reelection. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador presidency will end on... Read More

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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

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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