LATIN AMERICA, LOTERIA MEXICANA, MEXICO

LOTERÍA MEXICANA #10: EL ÁRBOL

I wrote the last edition of this series – la bandera – on Mexican Independence Day.  Of course, the major event which led to a craving for Mexican independence in the first place was the arrival of the Spanish to the Americas and the subsequent colonisation of the territory that we today call Mexico but in colonial […]

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LATIN AMERICA, LOTERIA MEXICANA, MEXICO

LOTERÍA MEXICANA #16: LA BANDERA

It is Independence Day in Mexico today. 205 years have passed since the start of the armed conflict which eventually succeeded in expelling the Spaniards from what was the Viceroyalty of New Spain (Nueva España), allowing Mexico, as an independent nation, to be born. Understandably,the day has long been and continues to trigger an outpouring […]

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