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Paperback Cinco de Mayo: Yesterday and Today Book

ISBN: 0888994842

ISBN13: 9780888994844

Cinco de Mayo: Yesterday and Today

Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May) is one of the most celebrated days in the Mexican calendar, but its history and significance are not often fully understood. In the mid-19th century, Mexico was in crisis. The French emperor Napoleon III, using the pretext that Mexico was not paying off its debt to European powers, decided to invade and annex it. One of the decisive battles in Mexico's defeat of the French occurred on the fifth of May. Consequently,...

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