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Xochimilco- The Venice of Mexico

December 18th 2006
Xochimilco, if translated from the language of Aztecs, it means 'Place of flowerly-sown land'. Since the 12th century, vegetables, medicinal and ornamental plants are grown here and these traditional activities have remain unchanged. It is here that it claims to have the last few remaining canals of Lake Texcoco and its pre-Hispanic floating gardens, which is built by means of chinampas or artific ... read more
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Mexican Flag The site of advanced Amerindian civilizations, Mexico came under Spanish rule for three centuries before achieving independence early in the 19th century. A devaluation of the peso in late 1994 threw Mexico into economic turmoil, triggering the worst... ... read more
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