Chapultepec


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

Chapultepec

(chäpo͞ol'tāpĕk`) [Aztec,=grasshopper hill], 1,600 acres (650 hectares), park in Mexico City. It was originally developed as a residence for Aztec rulers. A castle built on a hill there in the late 18th cent. as a summer home for the Spanish viceroys later became the traditional home of the rulers of Mexico. Chapultepec, heavily fortified, was the scene of spectacular fighting during the Mexican WarMexican War,
1846–48, armed conflict between the United States and Mexico. Causes

While the immediate cause of the war was the U.S. annexation of Texas (Dec., 1845), other factors had disturbed peaceful relations between the two republics.
..... Click the link for more information.
; U.S. Gen. Winfield ScottScott, Winfield,
1786–1866, American general, b. near Petersburg, Va. Military Career

He briefly attended the College of William and Mary, studied law at Petersburg, and joined the military.
..... Click the link for more information.
 ordered the storming of Chapultepec on Sept. 12, 1847, and it fell the next day. Nevertheless, its heroic defenders, particularly the "boy heroes" from the adjoining military college who preferred death to surrender, became for Mexicans a symbol of glory. Both Emperor Maximilian and, later, Porfirio Díaz, beautified the grounds and embellished the castle. In 1937, Mexican President Lázaro Cárdenas declared the castle a museum of colonial history and ethnography. Today the park includes several museums, including the world-famous National Anthropological Museum, a boating lake, two amusement parks, and a zoo. The Inter-American Conference on the Problems of War and Peace, which met in 1945, is commonly called the Chapultepec Conference (see Pan-AmericanismPan-Americanism,
movement toward commercial, social, economic, military, and political cooperation among the nations of North, Central, and South America. In the Nineteenth Century
..... Click the link for more information.
).
References in periodicals archive ?
Leyenda: Jose Maria Velasco Ahuehuetes de Chapultepec, 1875
Caption: Top: "Poetry Cabaret at Noon with the Infrarealists," a reading series held at Casa del Lago, Chapultepec Park, Mexico City, 1979.
Se requirio construir un acueducto para llevar agua de Chapultepec a Tenochtitlan.
Chapultepec Zoo has developed a reputation for successfully breeding pandas, with Xin Xin the first of the species to be born outside China, in 1990.
Ademas, dijo, se tiene prevista una exposicion fotografica en la Galeria Abierta de las Rejas de Chapultepec, sobre muestras nacionales e internacionales de esta agrupacion, que podran ser apreciadas por visitantes y habitantes de la capital del pais.
El bosque urbano interactua con el resto de los componentes bioticos y abioticos del ecosistema urbano y contribuye al mejoramiento de la calidad de vida de la poblacion y del ambiente citadino, razon por la cual es importante conocer las caracteristicas y condiciones de las masas arboladas que lo conforman, particularmente en aquellas AVU sujetas a una fuerte presion de uso como es el caso del Bosque de Chapultepec.
Lomas de Chapultepec, Delegacion Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico, D.
IAPA says the imprisonment violates principle 4 of the Declaration of Chapultepec, which reads: "Freedom of expression and of the press are severely limited by murder, terrorism, kidnapping, intimidation, the unjust imprisonment of journalists, the destruction of facilities, violence of any kind and impunity for perpetrators.
Estrenada en 1997 en el teatro Granero de la ciudad de Mexico bajo la direccion de Iona Weissberg, Don Juan en Chapultepec es una obra en un acto que narra la estancia de Jose Zorrilla en el Mexico de Maximiliano de Habsburgo y Carlota de Saxe-Coburg con un objetivo triple: en primer lugar, presentar una reflexion historica sobre este momento del pasado de Mexico en el que se intentan poner las bases de un teatro nacional; en segundo lugar, ofrecer una reflexion literaria sobre Jose Zorrilla y su Don Juan y el papel que estuvo llamado a desempenar en el teatro mexicano; y, por ultimo, proponer una nueva version del Don Juan Tenorio en el que autor y personaje se confunden.
The 12-page document--officially called the Acuerdo Nacional para la Unidad, el Estado de Derecho, el Desarrollo, la Investigacion y el Empleo--was launched at a ceremony at the Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City in September 2005 (see SourceMex, 2005-10-12).
Lugar: Oficinas de Netjer, ubicadas en General Antonio Leon #76, colonia San Miguel Chapultepec