It all began in 1542 when Alfonso Herrara, one of Hernán Cortés' emissaries, asked Emperor Carlos V for permission to open an establishment to produce beer; this would be located at the foot of the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes at Hacienda El Portal, in what is now Amecameca.
The Child God was shipped to Veracruz but Arab pirates attacked the ship and plundered it. It was kidnapped and a fortune had to be paid to redeem it.
For centuries, ships served as a platform for explorations to discover new territories and, of course, diseases that led to epidemics and pandemics on land.
The Nahua people of the central Mexican highlands considered that health was the result of being in harmony with nature and the cosmos.
Quails, deer, and wolves are some of the animals that were offered in celebrations of the Mexica ritual calendar, as the ancient document refers.
February 24th is the anniversary of the signing of the Plan of Iguala, a document that puts an end to the war of Independence in Mexico.
It is interesting to recognize how the rites to welcome a new year are repeated in different cultures, in particular, the Mexica and Mayan cultures.
The principal Mayan deities are Culklchan, Ikchaua, Ix Chel, Tabay; Feathered Serpent deity of wind and rain, god of cacao, goddess of the moon, and god of hunters.
As of 1865, syphilis was endemic in Mexico City, affecting 70 percent of the population and not only those who practiced prostitution.