A Brief History of Mexico

Mexican history is fascinating but very confusing. Did the Aztecs take over from the Toltecs or the Maya, and who did Madero really assassinate, Carranza or Obregón or neither one? To make telling the bad guys from the good guys easier, just note which historical figures have city streets, dams and schools named after them–and which don’t (Cortés and Porfirio Díaz, among others). 1200-500 b.c.: The rise and decline of the Olmecs. a.d. 300-900: The rise and fall of the […]

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