1519 – 2019

Poster In 2019 Planeta.com spotlights the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. We will follow the timeline of the expedition led by Hernán Cortés. Updates to include links to headlines and features, videos and presentations and virtual tours of the places visited during 1519. A special shoutout to Colibri winner Marlene …

Veracruz Links

Veracruz Flag Links related to the city and state of Veracruz, Mexico presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @pmagicosver @XicoVeracruzMx @ClubTiburones Embedded Tweets Mi reconocimiento a la @SEMAR_mx por destinar este buque con 42 años de servicio, a la conservación el Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano pic.twitter.com/hEPqBsahXh — Rafael Pacchiano A. (@RafaelPacchiano) November 6, 2017 Hoy más …

Hernán Cortés

Photo: Sergio Lubezky, Veracruz Casa In 2019 Planeta.com spotlights the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. We will follow the timeline of the expedition led by Hernán Cortés. 1519 – 2019 Headlines The forgotten colonizer – Universal On the trail – Economist Elsewhere on the Web https://www.history.com/topics/exploration/hernan-cortes https://www.tripline.net/trip/The_Journey_of_Hernan_Cortes-5214410504011006B049B37101E423CE Wikipedia: Hernán Cortés de …

Aztecs

Photo: Mexico City Museum 2019 is the 500th anniversary of 1519’s landing of the Spanish. More about this online 1519 – 2019 The Aztecs, also known as Mixecas or Nahuas, founded their capital, Tenochitlán, in 1325. In only two centuries, the Aztecs rose from a wandering tribe to the rulers of an enormous empire. Throughout …

Tepache

Photo: Oaxaca Market Tepache = Partially fermented Mexican drink, typically made with pineapple, water, and brown sugar Also see: aguamiel, pulque, mezcal Embedded Tweets Uso del trapiche para extraer jugo de caña y hacer tepache. En esta ocasión… usado por mujeres mixes conversando en Ayöök 😍 😍 pic.twitter.com/7iTr2l8HT6 — kumoontun (@kumoontun) January 15, 2019 Videos …

Easter in Mexico

Photo: Boris’ altar for Viernes de Dolores (2005) Mexico celebrates Easter with great passion. In 2019 Holy Week is celebrated April 14-20. Easter Week (Semana de Pascua) is the week afterward. Carnival Easter season traditionally begins with Carnival, a holiday that can begin up to two weeks before the beginning of Lent (Cuaresma). Carnival is …

Guadalajara, Jalisco

Photo Guadalajara is the capital of Jalisco is the country’s second-largest city with a population of 3.5 million and is one of Latin America’s wealthiest urban centers and an attractive place to host events, including the Pan American Games and the annual book fair! Those who love Guadalajara say it embodies nothing less than the …

Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones)

Logo Wikipedia: The Federal Telecommunications Institute (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, abbreviated as IFT and incorrectly referred to as IFETEL) is an independent government agency of Mexico charged with the regulation of telecommunications and broadcasting services. It was formed on September 10, 2013, as part of larger reforms to Mexican telecom regulations, and replaced the Federal …

Mexico City Links

Escudo Ciudad de México Links related to Mexico City presented in somewhat random order: José Luis Cuevas Museum museojoseluiscuevas.com.mx José Luis Cuevas Museum Baseball diablos.com.mx Estadio Alfredo Harp Helú Tickets Wikipedia @DiablosRojosMX Headlines Palacio de los Condes se abre a innovación y cultura – Universal Must Visit Stops on the Metro Mexico City for book …

Sumidero Canyon

Photo: Rod Waddington, On the river Chiapas – The spectacular, 1-kilometer-deep Sumidero Canyon (Cañón del Sumidero) was the stage for an epic battle between the Spanish and the Chiapanecan Indians, who chose to jump into the sacred canyon rather than submit to the invaders. More recently, engineers tamed the whitewater by building the Chicoasén Dam, …