from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The capital and largest city of Mexico, at the southern end of the central plateau. Situated at an altitude of 2,379 m (7,800 ft), it was founded on the site of an ancient Aztec capital destroyed by Cortés in 1521. Population: 8,460,000.

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  • proper n. The capital of Mexico.

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  • n. the capital and largest city of Mexico is a political and cultural and commercial and industrial center; one of the world's largest cities


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  • The Apollo 11 crew donned panchos and sombreros on the Mexico City leg of the GIANTSTEP goodwill tour, September 29, 1969.

    First Man

  • On May 31 the Trotskyite Revolutionary Workers Party in Mexico City called for a student and worker meeting "to do what was done in France" and "to apply to Mexico the experience of France."

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • The devastating Mexico City earthquake of 1985 took 10,000 lives and left 150,000 more people umemployed.

    Strategic Management in Developing Countries Case Studies

  • "Freedom of expression." 1968 student silk-screen poster with the logo of the Mexico City

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • In Mexico City the CNH was able to call out fifty thousand protesters to demonstrate on the

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • This was exactly what Diaz Ordaz did not want to see, the Mexico City Olympics beginning to look like the Chicago convention.

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • On the eve of the Olympics, a student demonstration at La Plaza de las Tres Culturas in Mexico City ended in a bloodbath that killed hundreds.

    First Man

  • [Footnote 1: Augustin de Iturbide was proclaimed Emperor of Mexico as the result of a mutiny led in Mexico City by a sergeant called Pio Marcha.]

    Simon Bolivar the Liberator

  • Typical of the pyramid-shaped demographics of rapidly developing countries, a very large percentage of the Mexican population, especially the Mexico City population, was young.

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • But she ultimately signed up for JDate, and who responded but a man born in Mexico City named Christian, who always felt that his birth parents had been Jewish!

    Roseanne Archy


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