However, these terms have a wide range of meanings in various parts of the Southwest.The term became widely used during the Chicano Movement by Mexican Americans to express pride in a shared cultural, ethnic and community identity.The violence of the war and its unjust nature was very traumatic to Mexican pride and is still a source of resentment for Mexicans today which can be seen in the Reconquista movement in Mexico to recover the lost Mexican territories .Both sides used smoothbore muskets, but the frontiersman's rifle of the time, with its spiral grooved bore was much more accurate ."Refried beans" are a mistranslation of the Mexican dish frijoles refritos, which actually means well-fried beans...
Federal grand juries in a half-dozen American cities have indicted him over the years, but the U. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn is getting the first crack at prosecution — with help from counterparts in Miami.
Mexico, or Estados Unidos Mexicanos, is bordered by the United States to the north, the Gulf of Mexico to the east, Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea to the southeast, and the Pacific to the south and west.
The northwest portion of Mexico, called Baja California, is separated from the rest of the nation by the Gulf of California.
The Sierra Madre, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain, divides into the Oriental range to the east and the Occidental range to the west.
The central highlands, where the majority of Mexico's 75 million people live, lies in between these two mountain systems. The earliest inhabitants of Mexico are believed to have been hunters who migrated from Asia approximately 18,000 years ago.