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The entrance to the Grutas de Juxtlahuaca is surrounded by two huge cocoxochitl trees. The cave has several huge chambers with speleothems. Some of them contain cave paintings showing - among others - a jaguar, a serpent, and a human figure. This paintings were made by the Olmecs.

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From the renowned beaches of Acapulco and Ixtapa to the silversmiths of Taxco, Guerrero is known as a mecca for ocean-loving tourists and sports fisherman. In addition, Guerrero produces more than 3 percent of the beef consumed in Mexico. Early History Evidence of human presence in Guerrero dates back to B.

Even though the Olmeca primarily occupied Tabasco and Veracruz , their influence extended into modern-day Guerrero. The caves of Juxtlahuaca, 30 miles south east of Chilpancingo, feature Olmeca wall paintings dating from around B. The Mezcala Indians established themselves in the region during the 7th century.

After conquering central Mexico, the Aztecs divided the region that constitutes modern-day Guerrero into seven entities. Tax collection mechanisms were introduced, and the centralized Azteca government exerted influence over the local natives. One part of Guerrero, Acapulco, never came under the direct control of the Aztecs but instead remained subject to local caciques chiefs.

In , Spanish expeditions discovered silver in Taxco, Guerrero, which attracted even more Spanish settlers and radically altered indigenous life. The natural harbor at Acapulco enabled trade with Asia, and while the rough and dangerous road between Acapulco and Mexico City took 12 days to travel, the prospect of lucrative overseas trade made it one of the busiest colonial routes in Mexico. Trade become common during this period between Acapulco and destinations such as Peru and Asia.

For more than years, the Santa Anna , a special trading ship known to the English as the Manila Galleon made one annual trip from Acapulco to Manila and the Orient. Importing slaves from Africa and parts of Asia had long been a common Spanish practice, and during the 16th century Acapulco became a center for slave trade. Most slaves were put to work in the silver and gold mines. Those who managed to escape formed slave communities in the mountainous regions of the southern and western part of the state, which remained active until the midth century.

Modern-day descendants of African slaves still live along the southern Pacific coast. The movement succeeded in wresting Mexico from Spanish control, and in the Plan of Iguala was implemented. It mandated independence, a single national religion Roman Catholicism and social equality. Recent History After Mexico gained its independence, Guerrero was appointed as chief of the southern region of Mexico, where he fiercely fought for the establishment of a federal republic.

He eventually became president of Mexico in but was assassinated just nine months later. Many constitutionalist and liberal leaders sought refuge in Guerrero, where they attempted to reorganize their opposition to French Emperor Maximilian II. As early as , dissidents from Guerrero, lead by Canuto Neri, organized revolts against the federal-sponsored state government.

Because of the constant presence of militias and the weak state government in Guerrero, there was no central authority with the power to effectively control the revolution as it escalated in the state. When the revolution finally ended, successfully for the rebels, over a decade later, the Institutional Revolutionary Party PRI emerged as the national political force, and old conflicts between local caudillo families in Guerrero subsided.

In the s and s, widespread poverty and inequality fueled support for different guerrilla groups in Guerrero. Rural violence by insurgent groups continued into the early 21st century. Economic development in the s and the consolidation of Acapulco, Ixtapa and Taxco as tourist attractions have benefited the state economy, which is mainly supported by tourism, farming, commerce and transportation. Guerrero is rich in natural resources, and manufacturing, mining and energy production are growing industries.

Guerrero is currently plagued by violence and lawlessness perpetrated by politically motivated guerrillas and drug cartels. In addition to beautiful beaches, Acapulco offers diving and snorkeling sites, fishing, jet skiing and power boating as well as the opportunity to swim with dolphins.

Another famous site in Acapulco is La Quebrada, where cliff divers plunge Taxco Silver Taxco, a mountain town accessed by small stone-paved roads, is famous for its silversmiths and silver shops.

Surrounding the Borda Plaza in the center of town are numerous shops offering extensive displays of fine silver jewelry, goblets, platters and decorative articles.

Grutas de Cacahuamilpa Located in the northern part of the state of Guerrero, the Grutas de Cacahuamipla are shoreline caverns full of stalactites and stalagmites. The mouth of the caverns is 21 meters 69 feet high and 42 meters feet wide. Only one-seventh of the estimated 70 kilometers Every day, visitors take guided tours through approximately 2 kilometers 1. But if you see something that doesn't look right, click here to contact us!

Subscribe for fascinating stories connecting the past to the present. A country rich in history, tradition and culture, Mexico is made up of 31 states and one federal district. It is the third largest country in Latin America and has one of the largest populations—more than million—making it the home of more Spanish speakers than any other Today, Oaxaca has become a top tourist destination thanks to its miles of sandy beaches and fascinating archeological sites.

Puebla is also the home of Mole Poblano, a traditional Mexican dish. Tlaxcala is home to three famous bullrings. Famed as the birthplace of revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata, Morelos has long been home to Nahua Indians, who still engage in subsistence farming throughout the state. Today, the state of Morelos is densely settled and urbanized, with one-fifth of its population concentrated Because it was relatively isolated from the rest of Mexico until recently, the state developed its own unique culture.

Today, service-based companies account for about Named after the numerous hot springs in the area, Aguascalientes, one of the smallest Mexican states, is also known as a manufacturing center and for its table wines, brandy, aguardiente and other fruit liquors.

Despite its small size, Aguascalientes boasts a rich culinary This Day In History. Guerrero Today Economic development in the s and the consolidation of Acapulco, Ixtapa and Taxco as tourist attractions have benefited the state economy, which is mainly supported by tourism, farming, commerce and transportation.

The central design features a Caballero Tigre Tiger Knight on a field of blue. The highest ranking soldier in the Mexica Aztec army, the knight is dressed in the traditional jaguar skin battle suit.

In his left hand is a typical Mexica shield; in his right is a macuahuitl, a club-like weapon embedded with sharp stones. The crest is topped by a colorful royal plume. Rivera chose this image because guerrero is Spanish for knight, and the Tiger Knight was a powerful figure among the Aztecs who populated the region before the arrival of the Spanish. Acapulco and Ixtapa are popular beach destinations, while Taxco is an old colonial silver mining center known for its silverwork and handmade crafts.

Acapulco was once a port for Manila galleons, Spanish trading ships that sailed between Manila and Acapulco. Acapulco is still a commercial port, but it is now known primarily for its tourist attractions.

In the s, a trip to Acapulco from Mexico City took seven to eight hours by car; travel time was cut in half after the Autopista del Sol, a new highway, was opened in Two future U.

Residents of Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, enjoy about days of sunshine per year. The town holds a festival each year, including traditional dance and dress, in honor of the anniversary of his death. Struggle for Mexican Independence. Deconstructing History: Alamo. Cesar Chavez. History of Mexico A country rich in history, tradition and culture, Mexico is made up of 31 states and one federal district.

Morelos Famed as the birthplace of revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata, Morelos has long been home to Nahua Indians, who still engage in subsistence farming throughout the state. Aguascalientes Named after the numerous hot springs in the area, Aguascalientes, one of the smallest Mexican states, is also known as a manufacturing center and for its table wines, brandy, aguardiente and other fruit liquors.

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From the renowned beaches of Acapulco and Ixtapa to the silversmiths of Taxco, Guerrero is known as a mecca for ocean-loving tourists and sports fisherman. In addition, Guerrero produces more than 3 percent of the beef consumed in Mexico. Early History Evidence of human presence in Guerrero dates back to B. Even though the Olmeca primarily occupied Tabasco and Veracruz , their influence extended into modern-day Guerrero. The caves of Juxtlahuaca, 30 miles south east of Chilpancingo, feature Olmeca wall paintings dating from around B. The Mezcala Indians established themselves in the region during the 7th century. After conquering central Mexico, the Aztecs divided the region that constitutes modern-day Guerrero into seven entities.

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Grutas de Juxtlahuaca

T he Grutas de Juxtlahuaca grottos , are located 42 km 26 mi from Chilpancingo in the State of Guerrero by the state highway of Mexico. The entrance to the Grutas de Juxtlahuaca grottos , is set off by two huge "cocoxochitl" trees. The Grutas de Juxtlahuaca grottos have 19 caves with stalactite and stalagmite formations such as:. Los Idolos Rotos the broken idols. Las Cataratas the waterfalls.

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