Mexican History

It’s now been 500 years since Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes arrived to Veracruz, Mexico.  On April 21st, 2019, Cortes and his ships arrived to the island of San Juan de Ulua, right off Veracruz.  The next day, April 22nd, 2019, the Spaniards went ashore.  Thus began their conquest of the Aztec Empire, which fell on […]

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Mexican President AMLO recently asked the King of Spain for an apology for the Spanish conquest of Mexico. The Spanish government refused, stating that “The arrival 500 years ago of the Spaniards on territory that is now Mexican cannot be judged in the light of contemporary considerations.” After that, a Muslim leader in Spain asked Felipe […]

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Allan on December 14th, 2018

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrdor, known by the acronym AMLO, formed by his initials, became President of Mexico on December 1st.  I wish AMLO well. AMLO is very ambitious, and believes that his new administration is ushering in the “Fourth Transformation” of Mexican history. So far, President Lopez Obrador  has a good relationship with Trump.  As […]

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Allan on January 26th, 2016

“Camino de Guanajuato que pasas por tanto pueblo” (“Way of Guanajuato, you pass through so many towns”) Thus sang Jose Alfredo Jimenez in his song “Camino de Guanajuato”.  (Click here to listen to the song). And the roads of his homeland, the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, do indeed pass through cities, towns and landscapes […]

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Allan on December 22nd, 2015

This calendar year, 2015, marked the official  100th anniversary (the centennial) of the Mexican Air Force. For the entire article, click here. Article published on December 21st, 2015, on Mexidata.info.

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October 2, 2014 marked the 46th anniversary of the 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre in Mexico City, when  Mexican security forces opened fire on protesting students and killed many. For the entire article, click here. Article by Allan Wall, published October 6th, 2014, on Mexidata.info.  

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Allan on June 13th, 2014

Many a city worldwide has its famous downtown square, or plaza.    Such a plaza is an essential part of a city’s history and identity. Consequently, it is a major draw for tourists. Mexico City’s principal plaza, called the Zocalo, fills such a role and is the heart of that great metropolis. The Zocalo and the surrounding area is where […]

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