Racial classifications in colonial Mexico were confusing and borderline comical.
History does not quite know what to do with this canonized Franciscan friar.
The last Viceroy of New Spain left an interesting legacy. This is his story.
Little known outside Mexico, this 17th Century intellectual was a driving cultural force of her time.
A rebel priest who escaped prison 7 times, he played an important role in creating the nation of Mexico.
A carving of a black Christ brings hundreds of thousands of believers yearly to a small town in Veracruz.
The state of Veracruz has an intriguing history and his home to many legends. Here are 4.
Sister Maria evangelized the Indians of the New World without ever leaving her convent in Spain.
This fiercely independent people repelled the Aztecs and the Spanish. Who were the Chichimeca?
Vague treaties and claims leave some people wondering if Alaska isn’t even American.
The Virgin Mary appeared to a Flemish painter who was jailed by the Inquisition in colonial Mexico City
The legacy of Africans in Mexico goes back 500 years.
The first Mexican-born saint was crucified in Japan in 1597. Here is his story.
The largest pirate fleet in history laid waste to a Mexican city in 1663.
Mexico’s version of the bogeyman has its origins in pagan Celtic Europe.
Lost to history, Empress Ana María is unknown to most Mexicans today.
A Mexican matriarch’s little-known role in the end of the Mexican War is still being felt today.
A brilliant Irish adventurer almost won Mexico’s independence from Spain in the 1640s.
The Spanish Empire pushed northward from central Mexico, fueled by stories of fabulous kingdoms and golden cities.