Racial classifications in colonial Mexico were confusing and borderline comical.
A little-known battalion of Irish soldiers played an important role in the Mexican War.
Once a prosperous region, the colony of Pánuco burned out in a few short decades.
Legendary Apache leader Geronimo spent much time in Mexico & had deep feelings about its country and people.
For decades, Comanche raiding parties terrorized the northern reaches of a young Mexico.
An overview of one of the most important figures in Mexican history.
The last Viceroy of New Spain left an interesting legacy. This is his story.
The story of the last island penal colony in the Americas, Las Islas Marias.
Little known outside Mexico, this 17th Century intellectual was a driving cultural force of her time.
Fear of a pandemic led to drastic measures at the border. A Mexican maid said, “No.”
A rebel priest who escaped prison 7 times, he played an important role in creating the nation of Mexico.
In the mid-19th Century, Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula almost became a possession of the United States.
A complex civilization existed in the deserts of Sonora. Who were the Opata?
A 16th Century English philosopher and seer possessed an interesting Aztec artifact.
In the early 1600s, an escaped slave rebelled against Spain and created an independent self-governing region in Veracruz.
Many people know little about the young life of the man who would change history.
The story of one of the most complex and little-known civilizations in ancient Mexico
A little-known rural outlaw rose to legend status during his own lifetime in 19th Century Mexico.
This fiercely independent people repelled the Aztecs and the Spanish. Who were the Chichimeca?
An unknown Japanese-born medic played an important role in the Mexican Revolution
Vague treaties and claims leave some people wondering if Alaska isn’t even American.
The ransacking of a French bakery outside Mexico City prompted a reaction from France: It invaded Mexico.
A dynasty of a small ancient Mexican kingdom managed to survive upheavals & tragedies
Mexico’s westernmost possession has a fascinating, little-known history.
An American upstart tried creating a country for himself in northern Mexico.
Rather than surrender to the Americans, 6 brave cadets fought to their deaths in the 1847 Battle of Chapultepec.
The strange death of a Mexican senator, Big Oil, pirates, the CIA & a missing island.
In 1562 a Franciscan friar serving in the Yucatan burned thousands of Maya artifacts including dozens of books.
A hot/cold state of war existed between Mexico & the US in the early 1900s
The legacy of Africans in Mexico goes back 500 years.