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The Aztec ruins being restored after being buried when the Spanish arrived, new ofice blocks in the background.
Delayed reaction

November 9th 2006
Reminising about the past, a little late but my Mexico city update for Mama! Mexico is a city of many layers. Something I had never realised is that the city is built on a lake by the Aztecs. Why build a city on a lake? Well you could consider the advantage of drainage, the ease of transport by boat, great irrigation of fields, no requirement to build a moat… or you could listen to the prophe ... 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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