Old Mexico Lives On (In The USA)
The Economist ^ | 2-1-2014
Posted on 2/1/2014, 4:34:36 PM by blam
Old Mexico Lives On
Feb 1st 2014
On February 2nd 1848, following a short and one-sided war, Mexico agreed to cede more than half its territory to the United States. An area covering most of present-day Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, plus parts of several other states, was handed over to gringolandia. The rebellious state of Tejas, which had declared its independence from Mexico in 1836, was recognised as American soil too. But a century and a half later, communities have proved more durable than borders.
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