Mexico marks 500 years since Spanish conquest of Aztec empire

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    Mexico is commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire.

    Many are choosing to honour those who defended their land, and celebrate the ancient Aztec city of Tenochtitlan that is believed to have been founded 200 years before Europeans arrived.

    Al Jazeera’s Manuel Rapalo reports from the Mexican capital.

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    Mexico is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is the most populous Spanish-speaking nation. Mexico City is its capital city and largest metropolis.

    Mexico became an independent nation state after the successful Mexican War of Independence against Spain in 1821.

    Mexico is a developing country, but has the world’s 15th-largest economy by nominal GDP and the 11th-largest by PPP, with the United States being its largest economic partner. Since 2006, a conflict between the government and drug trafficking syndicates has led to over 120,000 deaths.

    Mexico receives a significant number of tourists every year; in 2018, it was the 6th most-visited country in the world, with 39 million international arrivals.

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