History Stories
CATEGORY: Mexico
Everything You Need to Know About the Mexico-United States Border
April 17, 2018

Approximately 700 miles of barbed wire, chain link, post-and-rail and wire mesh fencing has been erected along the border. Read More

The Violent History of the U.S.-Mexico Border
April 9, 2018

Chinese immigrants, escaped slaves, and Native Americans were all people U.S. forces tried to keep on one side or the other. Read More

The Largest Mass Deportation in American History
March 23, 2018

As many as 1.3 million people may have been swept up in the Eisenhower-era campaign. Read More

The Brutal History of Anti-Latino Discrimination in America
September 27, 2017

School segregation, lynchings and mass deportations of Spanish-speaking U.S. citizens are just some of the injustices Latinos have faced. Read More

Secret Tunnel May Reveal Long-lost Secrets of Ancient Mexican Civilization
May 20, 2016

Archaeologists in Mexico are exploring an underground tunnel, sealed for nearly 2,000 years, in the hopes of unlocking the mysteries of the ancient city of Teotihuacán. Read More

Travis Writes from the Alamo: “Victory or Death”
May 18, 2015

Surrounded by thousands of Mexican troops and facing near-certain death, Lieutenant Colonel William B. Travis wrote what is considered to be one of history’s most heroic letters. Read More

The Pastry War, 175 Years Ago
November 27, 2013

An unpaid bakery debt launched the Pastry War between France and Mexico 175 years ago and ultimately cost General Santa Anna his leg. Read More

6 Things You May Not Know About the Mexican Revolution
November 20, 2012

As Mexico celebrates Revolution Day (Día de la Revolución) today, get the facts on one of history’s most convoluted conflicts. Read More

7 Facts You May Not Know About Cinco de Mayo
May 3, 2012

Get the story behind the Cinco de Mayo holiday as the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla approaches. Read More

Offerings Discovered at Base of Teotihuacan’s Pyramid of the Sun
December 14, 2011

A trove of ceremonial offerings has been discovered under Teotihuacan’s Pyramid of the Sun, archaeologists announced Tuesday. Read More