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    1. The United States Army
    2. The Spanish Army
    3. The French Army
    4. The British Army

    El Día de la Batalla de Puebla

    Cinco de Mayo honors the improbable Mexican victory over Napoleon III’s Army on May 5th, 1862. This holiday is often confused in the United States as Mexican Independence Day, which falls on September 16th.

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    1. The city was built on a lake.
    2. The city rests atop a volcanic crater.
    3. The city has too many high-rise buildings.
    4. All of the above.

    Mexico City continues to sink 2.5 inches per year, as officials continue to pump out more water from the city’s underground aquifer.

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    1. An eagle.
    2. A snake.
    3. A cactus.
    4. The sun.

    There is no sun to be found.

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    Emiliano Zapata led the infamous 1910 Revolution against Mexico’s sitting president, Porfirio Díaz.

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    1. Chichén Itzá
    2. Machu Picchu
    3. The Zócalo
    4. Palenque

    Chichén Itzá was home to the Mayans from 300 A.D. to 900 A.D.

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      Wikipedia Commons Vladimir Lenin

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      Wikipedia Commons Leon Trotsky

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      Wikipedia Commons Alexandra Kollontai

    The affair started while Trotsky was seeking refuge in Mexico.

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    The honor goes to Brazil, at a whopping 126 million Catholic residents.

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    1. Día de la Raza
    2. St. Joseph’s Day
    3. Dia de Los Santos Reyes
    4. Carnaval

    Most people assume because Christmas is a catholic holiday, Mexican children celebrate by opening presents on the December 25th. When in fact, “Three Kings Day” is observed several days later.

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    At 678 years, Mexico City is the oldest city in North America. It is also the most elevated, at a staggering 7,350 feet.

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    1. Hope for a better nation.
    2. Purity of the Catholic Church.
    3. Blood of the Mexican people.

    It is considered a tribute to those who died during Mexico’s fight for independence.

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    1. Estados Únidos Mexicanos
    2. México Tenustitlan
    3. Imperio Mexicano
    4. Tenochtitlan

    In 2012, President Enrique Peña Nieto tried to change the name of the country to “Mexico,” but his plan was met with little success.

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    Though sadly, citizens still rank 81st in terms of food purchasing power.

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    1. Chocolate
    2. Corn
    3. Chillies
    4. Rice

    Rice from Asia was first introduced to North America in the 1500’s by Spanish settlers.

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    Fun fact: It was also the first printing press of the New World.

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    The runners up are Colombia, Argentina, and the U.S.

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