Friday, November 23, 2012

Mexico Plans To Change Its Name—To Mexico

Posted By on Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 5:20 PM

As one of the final acts of his Presidency, Mexico's Felipe Calderon has introduced legislation to finally make the official name of Mexico, uh..."Mexico."

According to this story from CNN.com, and history books in general, Mexico has officially gone by the name of the "United Mexican States" since originally winning its independence from Spain in 1821.

From CNN.com:

In announcing his decision to propose officially changing his country's name, Calderon said Thursday the name United Mexican States was originally taken because back in 1824 the United States of America was an example of democracy and liberty for the new independent nations in the Americas.

"It's time that we Mexicans retake the beauty and simplicity of our motherland's name: Mexico. (It's) a name that we use when chanting or singing, a name that identifies us throughout the world and that makes us proud," Calderon said.

Of course, as CNN notes, the Mexican legislature might be more concerned with such moderately important issues such as national security, the economy, or the drug war that they've been struggling with during the entirety of Calderon's presidency. Y'know, the little things.

[CNN.com - After nearly 200 years, Mexico may make the name official]

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