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Uruapan
URUAPAN is the second largest city in the Mexican state of Michoacán . It is located at the western edge of the Purépecha highlands , just to the east of the Tierra Caliente Region. Since the colonial period, it has been an important city economically due its location. The city was conquered by the Spanish in 1522, when the last Purépecha ruler fled the Pátzcuaro area to here. The modern city was laid out in 1534 by Friar Juan de San Miguel. It played an important role in the War of Independence , and was the capital of Michoacán
Michoacán
during the French Intervention . Today it is the center of Mexico’s avocado growing region, with most of the crop distributed from here nationally and internationally
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Atole
ATOLE or SPANISH]] A\\'TOLE (HELP ·INFO ), FROM NAHUATL āTōLLI ), ALSO KNOWN AS atol AND atol de elote, IS A TRADITIONAL HOT CORN- AND MASA -BASED BEVERAGE OF MESOAMERICAN ORIGIN. CHOCOLATE ATOLE IS KNOWN AS CHAMPURRADO OR ATOLE. IT IS TYPICALLY ACCOMPANIED WITH TAMALES , AND VERY POPULAR DURING THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SEASON (LAS POSADAS ). CONTENTS * 1 In Mexico * 2 In Central America * 3 See also * 4 References IN MEXICOIn Mexico the drink typically includes masa (corn hominy flour), water, piloncillo (unrefined cane sugar), cinnamon, vanilla and optional chocolate or fruit. The mixture is blended and heated before serving. Atole
Atole
is made by toasting masa on a comal (griddle), then adding water that was boiled with cinnamon sticks. The resulting blends vary in texture, ranging from a porridge to a very thin liquid consistency. Atole
Atole
can also be prepared with rice , flour , or oatmeal in place of masa
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Syndic
SYNDIC (Late Latin
Latin
: syndicus; Greek : σύνδικος, sýndikos – one who helps in a court of justice, an advocate, representative) is a term applied in certain countries to an officer of government with varying powers, and secondly to a representative or delegate of a university, institution or other corporation, entrusted with special functions or powers. The meaning which underlies both applications is that of representative or delegate. Du Cange (Gloss, s.v. Syndicus), after defining the word as defensor, patronus, advocatus, proceeds "Syndici maxime appellantur Actores universitatum, collegiorum, societatum et aliorum corporum, per quos, tanquam in republica quod communiter agi fierive oportet, agitur et fit," and gives several examples from the 13th century of the use of the term
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Purépecha Culture
Roman Catholicism
Roman Catholicism
Purépecha religion The PURéPECHA or TARASCANS (endonym P\'URHéPECHA ) are a group of indigenous people centered in the northwestern region of the Mexican state of Michoacán
Michoacán
, principally in the area of the cities of Cherán and Pátzcuaro . They are also known by the exonym Tarascan . CONTENTS * 1 Territory * 2 History * 3 Religion * 4 Language * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links TERRITORYThe Purépechas occupied most of Michoacán's territory, but they also occupied some of the lower valleys of both Guanajuato
Guanajuato
and Jalisco . Celaya
Celaya
, Acámbaro
Acámbaro
, and Yurirapúndaro were all in Tarascan territory
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Son (music)
SON CUBANO is a genre of music and dance that originated in the highlands of eastern Cuba
Cuba
during the late 19th century. It is a syncretic genre that amalgamates elements of Spanish and African origin. Among its fundamental Hispanic components are the vocal style, lyrical metre and the primacy of the tres , derived from the Spanish guitar . On the other hand, its characteristic clave rhythm, call and response structure and percussion section (bongo , maracas , etc.) are all rooted in traditions of Bantu origin. Around 1909 the son reached Havana
Havana
, where the first recordings were made in 1917. This marked the start of its expansion throughout the island, becoming Cuba's most popular and influential genre. While early groups had between three and five members, during the 1920s the sexteto (sextet ) became the genre's primary format
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Quesadilla
A QUESADILLA (/ˌkeɪsəˈdiːjə/ , Spanish: ( listen )) is a tortilla, usually a flour tortilla but also sometimes made with a corn tortilla , which is filled with cheese and then grilled. Other items, such as a savoury mixture of spices or vegetables, are often added, then they are cooked on a griddle. A full quesadilla involves two tortillas filled with cheese and stacked on top of each other. Halves are a single tortilla filled with cheese and folded into a half-moon shape. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Types * 2.1 Original (Mexican) quesadilla * 2.2 U.S. * 2.3 Variations * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 Further reading * 6 External links HISTORYThe quesadilla has its origins in colonial Mexico. The quesadilla as a food has changed and evolved over many years as people experimented with different variations of it. Quesadillas are commonly sold at Mexican restaurants
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Barbacoa
BARBACOA ( barba\'koa (help ·info )) is a form of cooking meat that originated in the Caribbean with the Taíno people, from which the term “barbecue ” derives. In contemporary Mexico
Mexico
, it generally refers to meats or whole sheep slow-cooked over an open fire, or more traditionally, in a hole dug in the ground covered with maguey leaves, although the interpretation is loose, and in the present day (and in some cases) may refer to meat steamed until tender. This meat is known for its high fat content and strong flavor, often accompanied with onions and cilantro. CONTENTS * 1 Adaptations * 2 Traditions * 3 Etymology * 4 See also * 5 References ADAPTATIONS The original (or traditional) type of barbacoa oven In the U.S., barbacoa is often prepared with parts from the heads of cattle, such as the cheeks. In northern Mexico, it is also sometimes made from beef head, but more often it is prepared from goat meat (cabrito )
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Day Of The Dead
DAY OF THE DEAD (Spanish : Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. In 2008, the tradition was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO
UNESCO
. The holiday is sometimes called Día de los Muertos in Anglophone countries, a back-translation of its original name, Día de Muertos. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico
Mexico
where the day is a public holiday . Prior to Spanish colonization in the 16th century, the celebration took place at the beginning of summer
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Corunda
CORUNDA is a Mexican food, similar to tamales , but wrapped in a long green corn plant leaf, and folded, making a triangular shape or spherical shape. They are typically steamed until golden and eaten with cream and red salsa. Unlike tamales, they do not always have a filling. They are usually made using corn flour, salt, sour cream, and water. It is a common food in the state of Michoacan
Michoacan
. SEE ALSO * List of Mexican dishes * List of steamed foods
List of steamed foods
* food portal REFERENCES * ^ Esparza, Bill (7 April 2015). "Essential T: Mole Casero con Corundas at Restaurante Las Michoacanas". Los Angeles . Retrieved 7 July 2015
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Zapote
SAPOTE (from Nahuatl
Nahuatl
TZAPOTL) is a term for a soft, edible fruit . The word is incorporated into the common names of several unrelated fruit-bearing plants native to Mexico
Mexico
, Central America
Central America
and northern parts of South America
South America
. Some but not all sapotes come from the family Sapotaceae
Sapotaceae
: * Sapotaceae
Sapotaceae
sapotes: * Sapodilla, also called naseberry ( Manilkara zapota
Manilkara zapota
) is native to Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Belize, and possibly El Salvador
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Macadamia
MACADAMIA is a genus of four species of trees indigenous to Australia and constituting part of the plant family Proteaceae
Proteaceae
. They are native to north eastern New South Wales
New South Wales
and central and south eastern Queensland
Queensland
. The tree is commercially important for its fruit, the MACADAMIA NUTS /ˌmækəˈdeɪmiə/ (or simply "macadamia"). Other names include QUEENSLAND NUT, BUSH NUT, MAROOCHI NUT, BAUPLE NUT, and HAWAII NUT. In Australian Aboriginal languages
Australian Aboriginal languages
, the fruit is known by names such as bauple, gyndl, jindilli, and boombera. Previously, more species with disjunct distributions were named as members of this genus Macadamia. Genetics and morphological studies more recently published in 2008 show they have separated from the genus Macadamia, correlating less closely than thought from earlier morphological studies
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Opossum
Several; see text The OPOSSUMS are marsupial mammals of the order DIDELPHIMORPHIA /daɪˌdɛlfᵻˈmɔːrfiə/ ). The largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere
Western Hemisphere
, it comprises 103 or more species in 19 genera . Opossums originated in South America, and entered North America in the Great American Interchange following the connection of the two continents. Their unspecialized biology, flexible diet, and reproductive habits make them successful colonizers and survivors in diverse locations and conditions
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Precipitation
In meteorology , PRECIPITATION is any product of the condensation of atmospheric water vapor that falls under gravity . The main forms of precipitation include drizzle , rain , sleet , snow , graupel and hail . Precipitation
Precipitation
occurs when a portion of the atmosphere becomes saturated with water vapor, so that the water condenses and "precipitates". Thus, fog and mist are not precipitation but suspensions, because the water vapor does not condense sufficiently to precipitate. Two processes, possibly acting together, can lead to air becoming saturated: cooling the air or adding water vapor to the air. Precipitation
Precipitation
forms as smaller droplets coalesce via collision with other rain drops or ice crystals within a cloud
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Tzintzuntzan (Mesoamerican Site)
TZINTZUNTZAN was the ceremonial center of the pre-Columbian Tarascan state capital of the same name. The name comes from the Purépecha word Ts’intsuntsani, which means "place of hummingbirds". After being in Pátzcuaro for the first years of the Purépecha Empire , power was consolidated in Tzintzuntzan in the mid 15th century. The empire continued to grow and hold off attacks by the neighboring Aztec Empire , until the Spanish arrived . Not wanting to suffer the destruction that the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan did, the emperor in this city surrendered to the Spanish. Eventually, much of the site and especially its distinct five rounded pyramids called yácatas were destroyed and the city almost completely abandoned. Due to lack of interest in the old Purépecha dominion, excavation of this site did not begin until the 1930s. Its largest construction are the five yácata pyramids, which line up looking out over Lake Pátzcuaro
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Ihuatzio
IHUATZIO is a town located near Lake Pátzcuaro
Lake Pátzcuaro
in the Mexican state of Michoacán
Michoacán
. It was once the capital of the Purépecha kingdom . It was the capital until the change to Tzintzuntzan . ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE Further information: Ihuatzio (archaeological site) Ihuatzio is also the name of an archeological site located at the southern slopes of “Cerro Tarhiata K'eri”, just north of the town of Ihuatzio, in the Tzintzuntzan municipality, of Michoacán
Michoacán
state. The site is some 7 kilometers south-east of Tzintzuntzan, on the south-eastern shore of the Lake Pátzcuaro
Lake Pátzcuaro

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