Aztec Civilization and Conquest by the Spanish (Early 16th Century)

The Aztec Civilization was an outstanding Mesoamerican society that existed from the 14th to the early 16th century and was known for its sophisticated agriculture, architecture, and social organization. The Aztecs’ skilled urban planning was on display in the massive temples, causeways, and markets they constructed in and around Tenochtitlan

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Banana Wars

Between the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the United States was heavily involved in a string of military interventions, occupations, and wars known as the Banana Wars across Central America and the Caribbean. These interventions were initiated to safeguard American investments and guarantee regional stability, and were motivated by

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Cinco de Mayo (1862)

On May 5th, Mexicans all around the world celebrate the day that the Mexican army defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla. When Emperor Napoleon III of France attempted to build a French-controlled empire in Mexico, this critical incident occurred.

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Rugged and Beautiful Baja

Baja California, the elongated peninsula stretching alongside Mexico’s western coast, has a history rich with cultural and geographical significance. The region was inhabited by indigenous peoples long before Spanish colonization, with the Kumeyaay and Cochimí being prominent groups.

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Zapatista Rebellion

On January 1, 1994, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) launched a surprise attack on numerous towns in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, sparking the Chiapas Uprising, also known as the Zapatista Rebellion. The mysterious Subcomandante Marcos led the Zapatistas in their fight for land rights, social justice,

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