Tag Archives: Mexican History
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Historical Latin Americans: Subcomandante Marcos

By Victoria Cepeda The decade of the 90’s brought us, out of Mexico,  an enigmatic, controversial and outspoken leader or “guerillero“, if you’d like. Subcomandante Marcos rose to become the leader of the Zapatista movement. He sought to deffend the rights of the indigenous people of Chiapas, Mexico. His following was immense as he brought […]

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History of Cinco De Mayo

Cinco De Mayo is celebrated in the United States and Mexico. It is the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla. Here are the series of events as cited by History.com that led to the historical celebration of Cinco De Mayo: During the French-Mexican War, a poorly supplied and outnumbered Mexican army under General Ignacio Zaragoza defeats a French […]

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