A week in Veracruz, Mexico

Hernán Cortés arrived at the site of present day Veracruz on Good Friday, April 21st 1519 and began his siege of Mexico shortly thereafter. By 1521 he had crushed the Aztec empire…Veracruz provided Mexico’s gateway to the outside world for over 400 years. Invaders and pirates, incoming and outgoing rulers, settlers, silver and slaves –... Continue Reading →

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