Amecameca


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Amecameca

(ämā'kämā`kä), town (1990 pop. 25,374), Mexico state, S central Mexico, at the foot of the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes. The sanctuary of El Sacro Monte, the most venerated spot in Mexico after the shrine of Guadalupe HidalgoGuadalupe Hidalgo
, shrine, central Mexico, in the Federal District. The basilica of Guadalupe containing the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (feast: Dec. 12) is the focal point of the most famous pilgrimage in the Western Hemisphere.
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, stands on a hill above Amecameca. The town's history dates back to 1200.
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Interestingly, that indirect allusion to Sor Juana and the mention of the town near her birthplace, Amecameca, are sufficient to signal to whom the sacristan is referring--more evidence of how present Sor Juana and the details of her life and work remained for the author of the festejo and his audience.
The 5,400-metres-high Popocatepetl gave off ash after shaking for several minutes early Friday, and it remained to be seen whether that ash would settle in nearby towns like Amecameca, or the city of Puebla.
Turning her focus inland to Oaxaca City, she analyzes the anti-McDonald's rallies in which locals took a stand against globalization before she moves on to the central Mexican village of Amecameca.
Lake Chalco was predominantly fed by the Tlalmanalco and Amecameca rivers in the eastern region of the Basin, which carried coarse sediments with low dissolved loads (Crossley 1999: 13).
In addition, settlements were established in the Rio Amecameca delta.
Rebecca Lodge, Melanie Weaver, Hilary Quinn and Mark Weeden, who work in development and property management at Grainger Trust, have returned from a 10-day working trip to Amecameca, 57km east of Mexico City, where they helped to construct a home for the Melo and Hernandez families.
The "No Manches" campaign was noticeable in Mexico City, but when I asked tourism officials in nearby Amecameca (the gateway to Parque Izta-Popo, one of the most symbolic and significant in the country) about it last spring, they shrugged and said the posters hadn't arrived yet.
We love it a lot, because it provides jobs, and we are used to it,'' said Angel Lopez de la Cruz, a resident of the mountain town of Amecameca.
41) During one phase of the 1810 Amecameca uprising, a crowd of local Indians were heard to chant "War, war with the gachupines" ("Guerra, guerra con los gachupines").
But in Mexico City, Puebla, Amecameca (the nearest major town to the volcanoes) and even Veracruz--where volcanic ash is often carried by winds--inhabitants were hardly amused.
Two years later, leading conservationists and townsfolk from Amecameca are still critical of the evacuations in 2000.
Before the current cycle of activity that began in December 1994, Amecameca, which is located in the State of Mexico, was a popular stop for people hiking up to Popo's peak.