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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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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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The Aztec Sun Stone

 Español  This huge monolith with at least 500 years of existence seems to speak to us from its silence of stone. The sunken eyes of Tonatiuh, the Aztec sun god, look out from the center of this cyclic sequence of glyphs and dates. The impressive Stone of  the  Five Eras, has a diameter ... Read More

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Maximilian Emperor of Mexico

Maximilian of Mexico was born in Vienna, Austria in 1832 as Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph. He was the grandson of Austrian emperor, Francis II, and younger brother of Franz Joseph who became Emperor of Austria, Apostolic King of Hungary, and President of the German Confederation.   Maximili... Read More

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Commemoration of the  Mexican Revolution - Book Cover

Commemoration of 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,... Read More

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The Flag of Ecuador

Yellow Stripe: Gold & Rich National Resources Blue Stripe:  Oceans & Sky Red Stripe: Blood of the Heroes The flag of Ecuador was first adopted on September 26, 1860. In 1900 the coat of arms was added to the center of the flag.  The design of the flag is very similar to that of... Read More
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