The first handshake took place in Texas. The second one took place in Mexico.
Author - Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano
Gustavo Vazquez-Lozano is a writer from Mexico. He has a degree in Economics and a Master´s in Liberal Studies. He has written extensively about Mexican history. The GGG-grandson of a Union Captain, and the great-grandson of an American diplomat in Mexico, his aim is to write for the better understanding of both nations. He resides in central Mexico.
The Spanish general not only helped build the Chapultepec castle, but was rumored to be helping Mexico plan its independence.
The only real castle of the Americas is also the place where two cultures crossed swords in September 1847.
Antonio López de Santa Anna was far from a perfect person, but he lived an interesting life.
Border cities have historically been sites of innovation, the exchange of ideas, and artistic and intellectual movements.
Emiliano Zapata was an outlaw, an activist, and a celebrity all in one.
Lalo Guerrero was original, irreverent, and dramatic, all at the same time.
Francisco "Pancho Villa" may have had other intentions than just burglarizing a quiet town.
"Santa" has taken on different meanings over the centuries and across borders.
The Mexicans did not fight Nazi Germany or Italian fascism, but Japanese imperialism in Luzon and Formosa.