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... Continue Reading →

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19.5 MILLION MEXICANS ARE TETHERED TO THE MINIMUM SALARY, THE LOWEST IN THE AMERICAS (TRANSLATION)

Mexico has a minimum wage of around 69 pesos a day ($4.50 US), the lowest in Latin America and one that affects millions of people in the country who must juggle to cover basic needs like food and transport. According to a report from the United Nations Development Programme, the 2014  minimum wage in Mexico of $146.15 US... Continue Reading →

MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE 2014

El grito de Dolores  (The cry of Dolores) marked the start of the Mexican War of Independence in 1810.  It was priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla who gave the call.  Each year on this day, September 15, the cry is reenacted all over Mexico in small pueblos  and pulsating large cities. Of course the capital hosts... Continue Reading →

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