A Brief Introduction to the Mexican Revolution

  In 1910, the Mexican economy was still primarily based on agriculture and mining.  Society was constructed around a feudal-style system where a handful of wealthy landowners controlled vast estates which accounted for the majority of land.  These ‘semi-kingdoms’ were autonomously run and dependent on subservient labour.  Peasant workers were usually granted a small parcel […]

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Lázaro Cárdenas and the post Revolution Reforms in Mexico

Who was Lázaro Cárdenas? He was the President of Mexico from 1935 to 1940. He was said to be one of the most honest and dedicated of all Mexican presidents.  During his campaign, he visited many rural villages and towns, the likes of which had a never before seen a presidential candidate far less a […]

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Mother’s Day Dates Around the World

Happy Mother’s Day to all who are being celebrated today. I’ll spend this morning being spoiled by my husband and boys and then we’ll head off to celebrate with the elder generations of nurturers. It will be a full, loving day. In many parts of the world, Mother’s Day is celebrated today, the second Sunday […]

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