“United Mexican States” President proposes to change name to Mexico

Posted on November 23, 2012 • Filed under: Mexico

Known for nearly 200 years as the United Mexican States, the republic may soon change its name. The country’s president, whose term in office is ending, has proposed the adoption of ‘Mexico’ to better distinguish it from the US. The name ‘United Mexican States’ was originally adopted in the 19th in a gesture marking the country’s recent independence from Spain, and also to mirror a similar sovereign nation to its north: The United States. Read Article

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