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Former President of Mexico Antonio López de Santa Anna Died in 1876

Today in Latin American history, former President of Mexico Antonio López de Santa Anna died in 1876. Sometimes called "the Napoleon of the West," he was a Mexican political leader, general, and eleven-time president who greatly influenced early Mexican politics and government. continue reading »

Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico was Executed in 1869

Today in Latin American history, Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire was executed by a firing squad in Querétaro in 1867. He was proclaimed Emperor of Mexico on 10 April 1864, with the backing of Napoleon III of France and a group of Mexican monarchists who sought to revive the Mexican monarchy. continue reading »

U.S. National Guards Began Working the U.S.-Mexico Border in 2006

Today in Latin American history, National Guards began working the 2000 mile U.S.-Mexico border to fight undocumented immigration in 2006. Known as Operation Jump Start, President George W. Bush ordered tightened border security and the construction of a border fence. continue reading »

Mexican Singer Paulina Rubio was Born in 1971

Today in Latin American history, Mexican singer Paulina Rubio was born in 1971. An original member of the pop group Timbiriche (1981-91), Rubio began a solo career and has sold over 20 million albums worldwide as a solo artist. continue reading »

Mexican Revolutionary Pancho Villa was Born in 1878

Today in Latin American history, Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa who was also Governor of Chihuahua was born in 1878. While living as a fugitive, Pancho Villa joined Francisco Madero's successful uprising against Mexican dictator Porfirio Díaz, and, due to his skills as a fighter and leader, Villa was made a colonel. continue reading »

Mexican President Porfirio Díaz fled the country during the Mexican Revolution in 1911

Today in Latin American history, President of Mexico Porfirio Díaz fled the country during the Mexican Revolution in 1911. Porfirio Díaz's days were numbered when Francisco I. Madero had gathered much popular support during an election. But when the government announced the official results, Díaz was proclaimed to have been re-elected almost unanimously, with Madero gathering only a minuscule number of votes. continue reading »

Emperor Maximilian I Of Mexico Arrived In Mexico For The First Time In 1864

Today in Latin American history, Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico arrived in Mexico for the first time in 1864. Maximilian and Charlotte arrived in May of 1864 and set up their official residence at Chapultepec Castle. continue reading »

Mexican President, Dictator Jose Porfirio Diaz’s Term Ended in 1911

Today in Latin American history, Mexican President and dictator Jose Porfirio Diaz's term ended in 1911. Ruling since 1876, these years are known as the Porfiriato. continue reading »

Conquistadors Massacred Aztec Nobles During a Festival in 1520

Today in Latin American history, conquistadors attacked a traditional festival, slaughtering hundreds of unarmed Aztec nobles in 1520. Spanish conquistadors had a tentative hold on Tenochtitlan, now called Mexico City, Aztec nobles asked Pedro de Alvarado for permission to hold a traditional festival, and he permitted it. continue reading »

200,000 Mexicans Protested the Mexican Drug War in 2011

Today in Latin American history, 200,000 Mexicans protested the 38,000 who have died during the Mexican Drug War in 2011. Mexicans in at least 25 of the country’s 31 states protested to “stop the war, for a just and peaceful Mexico." continue reading »

General Zaragoza Defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862

Today in Latin American history, Mexican troops led by General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín halt the French invasion at Battle of Puebla in 1862. continue reading »

Mexican Army Surrounded Fort Texas in 1846

Today in Latin American history, Mexican army surrounded Fort Texas, marking the beginning of the Mexican-American War in 1846. continue reading »

Mexican Saint Rafael Guizar Valencia was Born in 1878

Today in Latin American history, Mexican bishop Rafael Guízar Valencia was born in 1878. Guízar Valencia was a Catholic bishop who cared for the wounded, sick, and dying in Mexico's 1910-20 Revolution. continue reading »

Explosion in Guadalajara Killed 250, Left 15,000 Homeless in 1992

Today in Latin American history, in an explosion in Guadalajara, Mexico, 206 people were killed, nearly 500 injured and 15,000 left homeless in 1992. continue reading »

U.S. Troops Defeated the Mexicans at the Battle of Cerro Gordo in 1848

Today in Latin American history, American victory at the battle of Cerro Gordo opened the way for invasion of Mexico in 1848. continue reading »

Mexican Boxer Lupe Pintor was Born in 1955

Today in Latin American history, Mexican boxer Lupe Pintor who was a world champion was born in 1955. Nicknamed El Indio De Cuajimalpa (The Indian From Cuajimalpa), he started boxing professionally in 1974. continue reading »

Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata was Killed in 1919

Today in Latin American history, Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata was ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos in 1919. continue reading »

Mexican Authorities Uncovered Mass Graves Containing 193 Bodies in 2011

Today in Latin American history, in San Fernando, Tamaulipas, Mexico, over 193 bodies were exhumed from several mass graves made by Los Zetas in 2011. continue reading »

Former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari was Born in 1948

Today in Latin American history, former President of Mexico Carlos Salinas de Gortari who was in office 1988-94 was born in 1948. Carlos Salinas de Gortari is extremely unpopular in Mexico where he is blamed for a decreased standard of living, economic difficulties, the rise of the drug trade and the massive corruption that occurred during his administration. continue reading »

Settlers in Mexican Texas Gather for the Convention of 1833

Today in Latin American history, the Convention of 1833, a political gathering of settlers in Mexican Texas to help draft a series of petitions to the Mexican government, began in San Felipe de Austin in 1833. continue reading »