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Answers to Thursday, May 5, 2022

1. You’re a discerning, educated person so you know that Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexican Independence Day. In which month is Mexican Independence Day celebrated, along with the independence days of other Spanish-speaking countries like Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua?

September
(that’s why Hispanic Heritage Month starts on September 15)

2. You probably also know that Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory of Mexican forces at the Battle of Puebla. Who did México defeat?

France

3. The name “México” comes from the Mexica people, a part of the Aztec Empire. What language is associated with the Mexica people?

Nahuatl
(1.7 million people speak Nahuatl today!)

4. Since 1994, a socialist, largely Indigenous group called the EZLN has controlled substantial territory in the state of Chiapas. By what one-word name are the EZLN usually referred to in English?

Zapatistas
(Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional)

5. Who is the current president of México?

Andrés Manuel López Obrador