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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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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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Mexican pre-Columbian Cultures

  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... 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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Teotihuacan: The Place where Men Become Gods

      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 ... Read More

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