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Before the Spanish conquest, the Indian population was estimated at about 1
12,000, but the Indians subsequently became nearly extinct. About one-third of
the population are mulatto (of black-Spanish descent) or black, descendants of ...
As the capital city of the Tlahuica Indians, it was known as Cuauhnahuac, but it
was captured and the name changed in about 1521 by the Spanish conquistador
Hernan Cortes. During the colonial era, Cuernavaca was the seat of the ...
6, 1916, Leon), influential Nicaraguan poet, journalist, and diplomat. As a leader
of the Spanish-American literary movement known as Modernism, which
flourished at the end of the 19th century, he revivified and modernized poetry in
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