Insights into Mexico's History

Articles and insights into Mexico’s history and cultural contexts

Articles and insights into Mexico’s history and cultural contexts

Statue of Benito Juarez

A Brief Comment on Benito Juárez

An indigenous orphan from Oaxaca rose to inspire a nation, provide a benchmark of political life, and become the most revered of all Mexican presidents

Mexico Lindo y Querido

México Lindo y Querido

Mexico Lindo y Querido has become established as one of most esteemed mariachi ballads of all time

Posters for Cinco de Mayo Celebrations in Mexico

Cinco de Mayo in Mexico

It had been mentioned that Mexico's Cinco de Mayo holiday is more celebrated among Mexicans in the U.S. than it is in Mexico

Children together by the ocean

Discover Humanity: Mexico

A project led by two exploration filmmakers aims to share cultural traditions through short ‘mosaic’ films about our humanity.  Their work now includes a film about Mexico

Mexican Beers

The Story of Mexican Beer

Mexican beer production began to grow and flourish in the late 19th century, and today Mexico is among the world's top beer producers

La Malinche Statue Mexico City

Woe is the Malinchista

The expression 'malinchista' harks back five centuries to the native woman Malinche, who served as interpreter for Hernán Cortés

Chocolate, Xocolatl

Chocolate’s Odyssey

Mexico is the birthplace of cacao —chocolate was unknown to Europeans before Columbus arrived— and the esteemed crop has been an integral part of Mexico's history for centuries