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U.S. Forces Took Veracruz During the Mexican-American War in 1847

Today in Latin American history, United States forces led by General Winfield Scott took Veracruz after a siege during the Mexican-American War in 1847. continue reading »

Mexican Presidential Candidate was Assassinated in 1994

Today in Latin American history, at an election rally in Tijuana, Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio was assassinated by Mario Aburto Martínez in 1994. continue reading »

Mexican Statesman Benito Juárez was Born in 1806

Today in Latin American history, Mexican statesman Benito Juárez who was the indigenous president in the Americas was born in 1806. continue reading »

Mexican Nobel Laureate Alfonso García Robles was Born in 1911

Today in Latin American history, Mexican diplomat Alfonso García Robles who won the 1982 Nobel Peace Prize was born in 1911. García Robles worked as the Mexican ambassador to Brazil. continue reading »

Mexico Nationalized all Foreign-owned Oil Properties Within Mexico in 1938

Today in Latin American history, Mexico nationalized all foreign-owned oil properties within its borders in 1938. President and General Lázaro Cárdenas declared that all mineral and oil reserves found within Mexico belong to the nation, including the U.S. and Anglo-Dutch operating companies. continue reading »

U.S. Regiments Cross Border to Capture Pancho Villa in 1916

Today in Latin American history, the 7th and 10th US cavalry regiments under John J. Pershing crossed the US-Mexico border to join the hunt for Pancho Villa in 1916. continue reading »

Pancho Villa Raided Columbus, New Mexico in 1916

Today in Latin American history, Pancho Villa led nearly 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico in 1916. continue reading »

Cortes Arrived in Mexico in Search of the Aztec Civilization in 1519

Today in Latin American history, Hernan Cortes arrived in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and their wealth in 1519. Cortes led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of mainland Mexico under the rule of the King of Castile in the early 16th century continue reading »

The Battle of Buena Vista Took Place in 1847

Today in Latin American history, the Battle of Buena Vista occurred when 5,000 American troops defeated 15,000 Mexicans in 1847. The Battle of Buena Vista was the most dramatic fight of the U.S.-Mexican War. continue reading »

Mexican Actor Roberto “Chespirito” Gómez Bolaños was Born in 1929

Today in Latin American history, Mexican actor Roberto "Chespirito" Gómez Bolaños was born in 1929. Gómez Bolaños is a Mexican writer and actor, known around the world for his characters “El Chavo del 8” and “El Chapulín Colorado,” among others. continue reading »

The Parícutin Volcano Began to Form in 1943

Today in Latin American history, the Parícutin volcano began to form in Parícutin, Mexico in 1943. The volcano began as a fissure in a cornfield owned by a P'urhépecha farmer, Dionisio Pulido. He and his wife witnessed the initial eruption of ash and stones first-hand. continue reading »

The Allende Meteorite Fell Near Chihuahua in 1969

Today in Latin American history, the Allende meteorite fell near Pueblito de Allende, Chihuahua, Mexico in 1969. The Allende meteorite is the largest carbonaceous chondrite ever found on Earth. continue reading »

Mexico Adopted the Current Constitution in 1917

Today in Latin American history, the current constitution of Mexico was adopted, establishing a federal republic with powers separated into independent executive, legislative, and judicial branches in 1917. continue reading »

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was Signed in 1848

Today in Latin American history, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed ending the Mexican-American War in 1848. The war ended in favor of the United States of America. continue reading »

President Clinton Authorized $20 Billion Loan to Mexico in 1995

Today in Latin American history, President Bill Clinton authorized a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy in 1995. continue reading »

U.S. Ended the Search for Mexican Revolutionary Pancho Villa in 1917

Today in Latin American history, U.S. ended the search for Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa after 11 months in 1917. continue reading »

Spanish Troops Defeat the Mexicans at the Battle of Calderón Bridge in 1811

Today in Latin American history, a heavily outnumbered Spanish force of 6,000 troops defeats nearly 100,000 Mexican revolutionaries at the Battle of Calderón Bridge in 1811. continue reading »

Mexican Actor Ricardo Montalbán Died in 2009

Today in Latin American history, Mexican Actor Ricardo Montalbán who played over 160 roles died in 2009. Montalbán career spanning seven decades, he is most recognized for his role as Mr. Roarke in Fantasy Island. continue reading »

The Treaty of Cahuenga Ended the Mexican–American War in 1847

Today in Latin American history, the Treaty of Cahuenga ended the Mexican–American War in California in 1847. It was not a formal treaty between nations but an informal agreement between rival military forces in which the Californios gave up fighting. continue reading »

Archaeologists Say 400 Animal Species Were Offered to Gods in Tenochtitlan

Mexican archaeologists have identified more than 400 animal species in some 60 offerings made to the gods at the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan, now Mexico City, including molluscs, fish, birds, reptiles and mammals, the National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said. continue reading »