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Gonzalo Navarrete Muñoz

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  • RERUM NOVARUM RERUM NOVARUM
    Las costumbres cambian, evolucionan. En ese proceso, puede ser que sólo transitoriamente, aparecen algunas nuevas notoriamente improcedentes.   De un tiempo a esta parte advierto que mientras uno está hablando otro lo interrumpe sin ningún reparo. Esta es una muestra de incivilidad.  Es imposible mantener un diálogo con quién está interrumpiendo permanentemente , creando un […]
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  • THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MÉRIDA: THE REBIRTH IS THE OBLIGATION OF ALL THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MÉRIDA: THE REBIRTH IS THE OBLIGATION OF ALL
    By Gonzalo Navarrete Muñoz Translation by Mary Maas My Note: This is the last part of the talk presented by don Gonzolo Navarette Muñoz, on the occasion of the 464th anniversary of the founding of Mérida.  The last installment concludes the history of the neighborhood La Ermita de Santa Isabel (the Hermitage of St. Isabel).  […]
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  • THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MÉRIDA: THE HERMITAGE OF SANTA ISABEL THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MÉRIDA: THE HERMITAGE OF SANTA ISABEL
    ...Continues from: THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MÉRIDA: SAN SEBASTIÁN   The Hermitage of Santa Isabel From the Catalogue of Religious Buildings of Yucatán we may extract the following text: “This hermitage was founded by a resident with the last name of González Ledezma, who built it for himself, coming to live in it as a […]
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  • THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MÉRIDA: SAN SEBASTIÁN THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MÉRIDA: SAN SEBASTIÁN
    ...Continues from: THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MÉRIDA: SAN JUAN Go to the first article of the series: THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MÉRIDA By Gonzalo Navarrete Muñoz Translation by Mary Maas In a historical novel by don Eligio Ancono Castillo the alleys of the colonial neighborhood of San Sebastián are described.  The suburb was presided over […]
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  • THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MÉRIDA: SAN JUAN THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MÉRIDA: SAN JUAN
    ...Continues from THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MÉRIDA: THE ROAD OF SANTA ANA Go to the first article of the series: THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MÉRIDA Saint John the Baptist was the name of the hermitage that preceded the church that we now know as such, and which was built, according to don Juan Francisco Molina […]
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  • THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MÉRIDA: THE ROAD OF SANTA ANA THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MÉRIDA: THE ROAD OF SANTA ANA
    ...Continues from: THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MÉRIDA: SAN CRISTÓBAL Go to the first article of the series: THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MÉRIDA At the beginning of the 18th century, the “century of the creoles”, the century of urban splendor in many colonial cities, a church was built in the north of the city, consecrated as […]
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  • THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MÉRIDA: SAN CRISTÓBAL THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MÉRIDA: SAN CRISTÓBAL
    ...Continues from: THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MERIDA: FROM THE SQUARE OF JESUS TO LA MEJORADA Go to the firs article of the series: THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MERIDA Crowded Sunday Walks on “La Alameda” – San Cristóbal By Gonzalo Navarrete Muñoz Translation by Mary Maas   The 18th century passed as a preparation for what […]
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  • THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MERIDA: FROM THE SQUARE OF JESUS TO LA MEJORADA THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MERIDA: FROM THE SQUARE OF JESUS TO LA MEJORADA
    ...Continues from: THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MERIDA: SANTIAGO Go to the first article of the series: THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MERIDA By Gonzalo Navarrete Muñoz Translation by Mary Maas The name the Little Square of Jesús comes from colonial times; it comes from the church that one finds crossing the street, which currently is cared […]
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  • THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MÉRIDA: SANTIAGO THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MÉRIDA: SANTIAGO
    ...Continues from: THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MÉRIDA By Gonzalo Navarrete Muñoz Translation by: Mary Maas The parish of Santiago, which supported the neighbourhood of the same name, dates from 1637, having been rebuilt in 1883. The chapel of the Holy Christ of the Transfiguration is located in this church, and in respect to this, there […]
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  • THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MERIDA THE OLD NEIGHBOURHOODS OF MERIDA
    By Gonzalo Navarrete Muñoz, Historian of Mérida Translation by Mary Maas. The presentation that Gonzalo Navarrete Muñoz, historian of Mérida, imparted January 5 2013 at the Olimpo auditorium, in honor of the 464th anniversary celebration of the founding of Mérida, Yucatan. Like an Emirate of Spain in Yucatán Diego Velásquez was a greedy and intriguing […]
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