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  • No kidding — Lorenzo called off his trip to visit Mexico City just because they told him the conquistadores were extinct. (99 letters)
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Mexico City is the federal district, capital of Mexico and seat of the federal powers of the union. It is a federal entity within Mexico which is not part of any one of the 31 Mexican states but belongs to the federation as a whole. Mexico City is the country's largest city as well as its most important political, cultural, educational and financial center.

  • also known as Mexican Federal District; DF; D.F.; México, D.F.; Zona Metropolitana del Valle de México; Metropolitan Area of the Valley of Mexico; Zona Metropolitana de la Ciudad de México; Mexico City Metropolitan Zone; Greater Mexico City; México; Ciudad de México; La Ciudad de los Palacios; Tenochtitlán; Distrito Federal; Distritofederal; Ciudad De Mexico; The Federal District; Cidade do México
  • founded on (494 years ago)
  • country: Mexico
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Google previewThe Tangled Web (2009)

The Life and Death of Richard Cain - Chicago Cop and Mafia Hitman by Michael J. Cain

Mexico City is a federal district, much like Washington, D.C., and is ruled by federal law. Built on a geological fault, the city was still rebuilding in 1961 from a major earthquake that had occurred in 1957, inflicting extensive damage. Much of the ...

Google previewHuman Settlements and Planning for Ecological Sustainability (2000)

The Case of Mexico City by Keith Pezzoli

Mexico City is an exemplar of promising as well as troubling features of urbanization in today's world system. In making this point, the book provides an historical-comparative perspective. The story told weaves together local, metropolitan, and ...

Google previewOswald and the CIA (2008)

The Documented Truth About the Unknown Relationship Between the U.S. Government and the Alleged Killer of JFK by John Newman

Mexico City is a subject to which we will return in the final chapters.

Google previewUrban Air Pollution and Forests (2002)

Resources at Risk in the Mexico City Air Basin by Mark E. Fenn, L.I. de Bauer, Tomas Hernandez-Tejeda

Mexico City is a massive urban area. Originally contained within the boundaries of the Federal District (DF), during the 1950s, it spilled beyond these borders into the adjacent municipalities of the State of Mexico. The urbanized area contains ...

Google previewFederalism and Economic Reform (2006)

International Perspectives by Jessica Wallack, T. N. Srinivasan

Mexico City is an especially complex case where even the national legislature has some say in the administration of the water utility. Notwithstanding decentralization efforts, in Mexico there are few if any responsibilities that are fully and ...

Google previewFlight (2004)

The Story of Virgil Richardson, A Tuskegee Airman in Mexico by B. Vinson

” Near Mexico City is a place called Teotihuacan, ...

Google previewAP Human Geography 2008 (2008)

by Meredith Marsh, Peter S. Alagona

Mexico City is a large, sprawling, and crowded metropolis; it is the center of Mexico's economic activities and the capital of the Mexican federal government. • Situation refers to a place's location and function relative to other places around it .

Google previewThe Public (1916)

Mexico City is a curious place. Like Washington, it is only a capital.

Google previewThe Reformatory Press (1908)

by Iowa. Reformatory at Anamosa

Mexico City is a second Paris; it lies 5,000 feet above the sea level, in a valley between the mountains Popocatepetl and Orizaba ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Beat Movement (2012)

by Paul Varner

CHORUS 103: MEXICO CITY BLUES. See KEROUAC, LEO. CHORUS 113: MEXICO CITY BLUES. Jack Kerouac's poem begins by playing with vowel sounds in a pair of couplets, almost as with a conventional poem: “Got up and dressed up ...

Google previewAn Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl (1983)

by Frances E. Karttunen

Mexico City: Juan Ruiz, i645. K Frances Karttunen. (This appears only with a small number of Spanish glosses.) M Fray Alonso de Molina. Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana. Mexico City: Pornia, i970.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Religion (2012)

by Mark Juergensmeyer, Wade Clark Roof

Malik Tahar Chaouch See also Guadeloupe; Latin America; Mesoamerican Religions; Mexico City; Native Latin American Religion; North America; Roman Catholicism; Secularization Further Readings Bastian, J. P. (1989). Historia y sociedad ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Crime and Punishment (2002)

by David Levinson

Mexico City: Grijalbo.

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The Aztecs believe they started up in what's now New Mexico, and wandered for 10,000 years before they got down into where they are now, in Mexico City. That's a weird legend. (Jerry Pournelle)
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