from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A river flowing about 725 km (450 mi) from south-central Mexico to the Pacific Ocean.


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  • Researchers focused on the Xihuatoxtla Shelter in an area of the Balsas Valley that is home to a large, wild grass called Balsas teosinte that molecular biologists recently identified as the ancestor of maize.

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  • The first of these routes leads southeast towards the headwaters of the River Balsas.

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  • Additional sites can be found along the borders of the River Balsas, and intact vestiges remain covered with vegetation in the coastal areas of Coahuayana and Aquila.

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  • On April 12, 1947, the State Congress decreed the creation of the municipality "Melchor Ocampo del Balsas," and it was renamed "Lázaro Cárdenas" in 1970 in honor of the revolutionary General Lázaro Cárdenas who later served as President of the Mexican Republic.

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  • Other areas of Michoacán where ceramic production became significant earlier or contemporaneously with the development of the craft in and around Lake Pátzcuaro include the areas around Zamora, Cojumatlán, Zinapécuaro, Apatzingán, Tecalpatepec, the coast and the shores of the River Balsas, Huetamo, Morelia, and Cuitzeo.

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  • We passed through the industrial town of Lázaro Cárdenas, where the legendary tube of Petacalco used to break, before they built a dam on the Río Balsas.


  • Encompasses the Darién, Sapo, Jungurudo and Pirre mountain ranges as well as the Jurado mountain chain and basins of the Tuira, Balsas, Sambu, Jaqué Rivers and part of the Chucunaque River.

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  • A new Nahua art form was starting to develop in the Balsas River basin in Guerrero.

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  • This ecoregion is distinguished from the Balsas dry forests to the south by the Trans-Mexican volcanic belt which acts as a formidable barrier to some species dispersal.

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  • The Balsas river basin, in the western portion of the region, also has an influence on the area.

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