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Basilica I  

Basilica I

The Mother of all Mexicans

December 12th 2007
Before the Mother of God began making appearances in grottos and pastures around Europe, she turned up on a hill-top near Mexico City. It was December 1531, the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire had begun 12 years before, and Catholicism was being peddled to the indigenous population. The apparition of the Virgin to a recently converted local man named Juan Diego led to the subsequent evang ... read more
North America » Mexico » Distrito Federal » Mexico City

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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