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Moral force?

That Mexicans are speaking up in favor of the Palestinians, and calling for a break in relations with the State of Israel should be no suprise.  397 more words

Mexican History 1921+

To the palace!

I’ve been invited to the Palace this evening.  Not the Palacio de Hierro (the famous department store), but the real deal… the Palacio Nacional … for a lecture on the Second Empire (Maximilian and Carlota’s “Phantom Crown”)… which makes it perfect to put up this rare photo by court photographer François Aubert… who stuck around after Max’s execution (15 May 1867) for at least a month, when he photographed the Zocalo, dolled up for the celebration of Benito Juarez’ formal return to the Capital. 40 more words

Ciudad De México

¡Andele, andele!... ¡yippa-yippa! Angostura/Buena Vista

The battle of Battle of Angostura.. or Buena Vista as it’s better known in the United States (22-23 February 1847), was militarily inconclusive: depending on how you look at it, either the United States won, or it lost… ditto Mexico. 519 more words