Today is the 176th anniversary of the end of the Pastry War, the world’s most expensive pie fight.
During the coup of 1828, cadets from the military academy (i.e., teenaged boys.. 370 more words
Migrants… and the children of migrants… oppressed in their own homeland, thanks to imperialist forces, seek freedom and a better way of life. If they find not a refuge, but economic and social oppression, their religious and cultural values denigrated, honor and logic might suggest joining similar struggles to those lost in the mother country.
Enrique Sada Sandoval, “La voz del amo: Peña Nieto en Washington“, Milenio (13 January 2015). My translation:
In 1909, when Porfirio Diaz condescended to his famous interview with United States President William Howard Taft, the national and international context for Mexico as both promising and broadening. 560 more words
Apparently, it’s “National Novel Writing Month”… somewhere or another (never heard of it myself)… but for those stuck for a plot:
Daniel Thomas Egerton (born 1797), a founding members of the Society of British Artists married Georgiana Dickens in 1818, , had three children, and by all accounts made a comfortable living producing humourous lithographs of British street life. 780 more words
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
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