San Juan Teotihuacán

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" authorized by Wal-Mart de Mexico, Wal-Mart's executives in Bentonville, Ark. shut down their investigation of the Teotihuacán controversy in 2006. Barstow, David. "Vast Mexico Bribery Case Hushed Up by Wal-Mart After Top-Level Struggle" ''New York Times'' (New York). http: www.nytimes.com 2012 04 22 business at-wal-mart-in-mexico-a-bribe-inquiry-silenced.html April 22, 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2013. Permission to build was granted by INAH with stipulations

name "batalla" In 2012 a ''New York Times'' Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation on the ethics and legality of the Teotihuacán Wal-Mart development revealed that Wal-Mart de Mexico had been involved in distributing nearly $300,000 in bribes to local officials, resulting in the secret alteration of a 2003 zoning map to allow for Wal-Mart to be built inside the buffer zone surrounding the pyramids. Barstow, David. "Vast Mexico Bribery Case Hushed Up by Wal-Mart


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vegetative decoration. The Jardin de las Cactáceas or Cactus Garden covers four hectares and exhibits a wide variety of plants found in the deserts and arid grasslands of Mexico. Some of the plants include maguey (Agave americana), various palms, barrel cactus (Echinocactus) and other cacti. It is located next to the archeological site. The town has two main traditional festivals: the feast day of John the Baptist (the patron of the town) in late June and the feast of Christ the Redeemer in July, which runs concurrently with the Obsidian Fair. During the festival of Christ the Redeemer, which lasts eight days, one can see a number of traditional dances such as the Aztecs, Santiagueros and Sembradores. There are also amusement rides, fireworks and sporting events. thumb Balloons over the Teotihuacan site suring the Festival Aerostatico Teotihuacan (File:BalloonsTeotiEquinox5.JPG) In the 2000s, two other annual events have been added the Festival Aerostatico Teotihuacan and the Festival Musica para los Dioses. The Festival Aerostatico Teotihuacan (Teotihuacan Hot-Air Balloon Festival) has been held each year since 2005. The event attracts about 15,000 people each year with an average of twenty balloons participating. Other events include paragliding and skydiving exhibitions, ultragliders, a farming and livestock show, and a gastronomy and crafts fair. The 2010 event was dedicated to the Bicentennial of Mexico’s Independence (Celebration of Mexican political anniversaries in 2010) and featured a dirigible 44 meters long and the return of John Ninomiya, a man who is able to fly attached to a bunch of balloons (cluster ballooning). The event takes place at the “Globopuerto Volare, located on the Tulancingo-Teotihuacan highway. Other colonial structures can be found in Ozumba, Toluca and the cities that surround Mexico City. The '''Pyramid of the Moon''' is the second largest pyramid in Teotihuacan (San Juan Teotihuacán), Mexico after the Pyramid of the Sun. It is located in the western part of Teotihuacan and mimics the contours of the mountain Cerro Gordo, just north of the site. Some have called it ''Tenan'', which in Nahuatl, means "mother or protective stone." The Pyramid of the Moon covers a structure older than the Pyramid of the Sun which existed prior to 200 AD (Anno Domini).


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title Festival Musica para los Dioses rocks Teotihuacan first Therese last Margolis newspaper McClatchy - Tribune Business News. location Washington DC date March 25, 2009 page 1 The archeological site thumb left People ascending the Pyramid of the Sun during spring equinox (File:PyramidSunEquinox1.JPG) The main attraction here is the Teotihuacan archeological site, which is a World Heritage Site. The center of the site

be seen from the top of the structure. Since its opening, the supermarket has been a success, becoming an economic engine for the town since it attracts thousands of shoppers from the surrounding area each week.


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. It is in the northeast of the Valley of Mexico, 45 km northeast of Mexico City and 119 km from the state capital of Toluca. Teotihuacan takes its name from the ancient city and World Heritage site (Teotihuacan) that is located next to the municipal seat. "Teotihuacan" is from Nahuatl and means "place of the gods." In Nahua (Nahua peoples) mythology the sun and the moon were created here. The seal of the municipality features the Pyramid of the Sun from

here although both insurgent and royalist armies passed through at one time or another. The municipality was taxed heavily to feed Mexico City during this time, leading to the abandonment of many fields. thumb left View of the Avenue of the Dead and from the Pyramid of the Moon. The modern town is on the horizon (File:Teotihuacán.jpg) The Mexican Revolution in the early 20th century had profound effects on the municipality as well as many other rural

. The Pyramid of the Sun was the first to be explored and restored, followed by a number of other religious structures. In 1962, the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) began work at the site under Ignacio Bernal, which was completed in 1964. This project explored and restored the Palace complex Quetza-Mariposa, the Calle de los Muertos, the Pyramid of the Moon and finished work on the Pyramid of the Sun. A highway from Mexico City was also built. The site was opened


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Aisle: How Wal-Mart Got Its Way in Mexico" work New York Times date 17 December 2012 accessdate 29 April 2013 author1 Barstow, David author2 von Bertrab, Alejandra Xanic authorlink1 David Barstow authorlink2 Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab Activists who opposed the store’s opening still oppose its presence, sending letters to the president of Mexico demanding its closure, claiming that Wal-mart has reneged on promises. INAH supports some of these claims saying

that the store has violated several laws with its opening, but blames both the municipality and the State of Mexico for allowing the violations to stand. Opening in November 2004, the store is located 2.4 km (1.5 mi) from the Pyramid of the Sun "1. Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan (Mexico) (C 414)" UNESCO World Heritage Committee. whc.unesco.org en soc 1351 ?mode doc. Retrieved April 29, 2013. and cannot

be seen from the top of the structure. Since its opening, the supermarket has been a success, becoming an economic engine for the town since it attracts thousands of shoppers from the surrounding area each week.


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title Festival Musica para los Dioses rocks Teotihuacan first Therese last Margolis newspaper McClatchy - Tribune Business News. location Washington DC date March 25, 2009 page 1 The archeological site thumb left People ascending the Pyramid of the Sun during spring equinox (File:PyramidSunEquinox1.JPG) The main attraction here is the Teotihuacan archeological site, which is a World Heritage Site. The center of the site

be seen from the top of the structure. Since its opening, the supermarket has been a success, becoming an economic engine for the town since it attracts thousands of shoppers from the surrounding area each week.


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(the patron of the town) in late June and the feast of Christ the Redeemer in July, which runs concurrently with the Obsidian Fair. During the festival of Christ the Redeemer, which lasts eight days, one can see a number of traditional dances such as the Aztecs, Santiagueros and Sembradores. There are also amusement rides, fireworks and sporting events. File:BalloonsTeotiEquinox5.JPG thumb Balloons over the Teotihuacan site

suring the Festival Aerostatico Teotihuacan In the 2000s, two other annual events have been added the Festival Aerostatico Teotihuacan and the Festival Musica para los Dioses. The Festival Aerostatico Teotihuacan (Teotihuacan Hot-Air Balloon Festival) has been held each year since 2005. The event attracts about 15,000 people each year with an average of twenty balloons participating. Other events include paragliding and skydiving exhibitions, ultragliders, a farming and livestock

el Festival Aerostático Teotihuacan url http: www.milenio.com node 402049 newspaper Milenio location Mexico City date March 15, 2010 accessdate March 19, 2010 language Spanish trans_title This Friday starts the Hot Air Ballon Festival in Teotihuacan The Festival Musica para los Dioses (Music for the Gods Festival) is an annual rock and roll event. The festival has attracted as many as fifty bands and crowds of more than 20,000


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northeast of Mexico City. The site covers a total surface area of and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It is the most visited archaeological site in Mexico. thumb 16th century mural of child martyrs at Ozumba (File:ChildMartyrsOzumba.JPG) Most of the state’s colonial attractions are promoted through the “Pueblos con Encanto” program. These include the monasteries and churches located in towns such as de Acolman, Aculco, Amanalco


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After Top-Level Struggle" http: www.nytimes.com interactive business walmart-bribery-abroad-series.html. April 21, 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2013. Amidst rising allegations of corruption, the superstore was rapidly completed in time for Christmas 2004 before publicly announced plans to find an alternate site were realized.


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. Attendees bring or rents camping gear, including tents in a secure location as a recreation of Woodstock (Woodstock Festival) to stay for the 35-hour event. The annual festival has been going on since 2006 and has featured acts such as the Babasónicos, Maldita Vecindad, Instituto Mexicano del Sonido and Panteón Rococó. The Festival Musica para los Dioses is considered to be the most important rock and camping fest in all of Mexico. Other colonial structures can be found in Ozumba, Toluca and the cities that surround Mexico City. The '''Pyramid of the Moon''' is the second largest pyramid in Teotihuacan (San Juan Teotihuacán), Mexico after the Pyramid of the Sun. It is located in the western part of Teotihuacan and mimics the contours of the mountain Cerro Gordo, just north of the site. Some have called it ''Tenan'', which in Nahuatl, means "mother or protective stone." The Pyramid of the Moon covers a structure older than the Pyramid of the Sun which existed prior to 200 AD (Anno Domini).

San Juan Teotihuacán

'''San Juan Teotihuacán''' is a town and municipality (municipalities of Mexico) located in the State of Mexico. It is in the northeast of the Valley of Mexico, 45 km northeast of Mexico City and 119 km from the state capital of Toluca. Teotihuacan takes its name from the ancient city and World Heritage site (Teotihuacan) that is located next to the municipal seat. "Teotihuacan" is from Nahuatl and means "place of the gods." In Nahua (Nahua peoples) mythology the sun and the moon were created here. The seal of the municipality features the Pyramid of the Sun from the archeological site, which represents the four cardinal directions. The building is tied to a character that represents water which is linked to an arm that is joined to the head of an indigenous person who is seated and speaking. This person represents a god.

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