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

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

Statue of Benito Juarez

A Brief Comment on Benito Juárez

March 21st marks anniversary of the birth of Benito Juárez, the most revered of all Mexican presidents, observed with a public holiday on the third Monday in March

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