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This week in history: Leon Trotsky is assassinated in Mexico City 20, 1940, communist leader and Russian exile Leon Trotsky was assassinated in Mexico City. Trotsky had long been an opponent of Soviet leader Josef Stalin and the evolution of communism in the USSR under his direction. Around the turn of the 20th … Read more…

The tragedies of Mexico City's Tlatelolco housing complex – a history of … Today a district of Mexico City, Tlatelolco began as a city-state on the shore of Lake Texcoco, eventually overtaken by the ascendant Aztecs, who made it a part of their empire. During the brutal conquest of Mexico by Hernán Cortés, in 1521…

Trip Tips: Mexico City for the hipster and history buff MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – An ancient megalopolis built in a drained lake rimmed by mountains, Mexico City consistently flies under the radar. Lacking the samba-steeped allure of Rio de Janeiro or the chic intellectualism of Buenos Aires, Latin America's … Read more on Bayoubuzz

Trip Tips: Mexico City for the hipster and history buff But Mexico City also feels like a city on the up, benefiting from more than a decade of progressive municipal administrations that cleaned up the atmosphere, legalized gay marriage, introduced a bike-sharing scheme and spruced up the austere historic … Read more on Reuters

World Cup 2014: In Mexico City, a long history of ballgames Thirty miles northeast of the museum, the pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacán, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, holds the massive Pyramids of the Sun and Moon and the Temple of Quetzalcoatl. The Zócalo or Plaza de la Constitución, Mexico City's 10-acre main … Read more on…