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Mexico Overview

Mexico is located in southern North America and borders Belize, Guatemala and the United States and has coasts to both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In 1810, a group of insurgents declared the country’s independence, sparking a civil war, the Mexican War of Independence, against the federal government, which was loyal to Spain. Capital: Mexico […]

Mexico Arts and Literature

Mexico Arts and Literature

Literature The Spanish conquest of Mexico was described by various chroniclers, notably Bernal Díaz del Castillo, a soldier at Cortés, and the priests Bartolomé de Las Casas, the Native American defender, and Bernardino de Sahagún, translator and writer of Native American literature. Nana Juana Inés de la Cruz, best known for his Baroque poetry, was […]