Category Archives: History

Original Recording of Porfirio Díaz

We have covered Porfirio Díaz before in our SoFiA category. He is a controversial figure in Mexican history, former conservative president with a ruling style considered very repressive. So repressive that it was one of the main reasons for the … Continue reading

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Poor Cuitláhuac…

We come to a very poor figure in later Aztec history. Poor, because of his situation as Aztec ruler. Poorer, because of what the modern distribution of information made of him. It’s about the person called Cuitláhuac. He was the … Continue reading

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What do anthropologists think about the 2012-phenomena?

I came across an interesting interview with John W. Hoopes, anthropologist at the University of Kansas. In it, he approaches the 2012 phenomena from the anthropologic point of view. You can find the whole interview here. However, I want to … Continue reading

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A humoristic approach to the Mesoamerican ballgame

Rob Sylvester over at Cracked.com covers the Mesoamerican ballgame or in their words The Greatest Sport Ever Invented. Readers of cracked.com might expect an humoristic approach, but nevertheless the given information is overall accurate. For example there is no mention … Continue reading

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Get a deeper understanding of the relationship of Maximilian and Benito… with a comic

Via Reddit, I stumbled upon a funny comic that tries to give a deeper understanding of the difficult relationship between Maximilian I. (covered here and just yesterday here) and Benito Juarez (covered here). The historical authenticity might not be the … Continue reading

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More on the last emperor of Mexico

Do you remember our blog post about the last emperor of Mexico? Alright, now you do and we can continue. My good friend Dr. Beach over at Beachcombing’s Bizarre History Blog presented some other details and outstanding pictures of Maximilian’s … Continue reading

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The world’s briefest presidency

The world’s briefest period of a president in service itself wouldn’t be a topic for this blog. However, it was also the briefest period of a Mexican president, which makes it very much relevant. At this point, I let you … Continue reading

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