Mexican Review Volume 1-2

Mexican Review Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...advantages for the exportation of its products to that country, which will always contribute to the enrichment of the inhabitants. Chiapas has over three hundred thousand x Coffee and Sugar Plantation in Chiapas from the frontier of Guatemala and there-inhabitants; the fore growing in commercial enterprise; and Zapaulta, the interior and only other custom-house on the southern border. The general aspect of the country is very unlike that of Northern Mexico. Chiapas has no barren country except in the very highest parts of its mountains, the medium and lower regions generally being covered by forests of valuable woods, while its cultivated parts show fields of all kinds and abundance of crops. Lake Tepencuapan, in the southern part, is eighteen miles long and three miles wide, and abounds in fish and water fowl. There are several smaller lakes in the State. It is a mistake to assume that all of Chiapas is mountainous, and hence inaccessible. Through the ports of Tonala and San Benito on the Pacific the rich districts of Tonala and Soconusco can be reached, and from the former port of the towns of Tuxtla, Chiapa and San Crist6 majority of them are Indians, and there are said to be fourteen distinct tribes. They are of a peaceful disposition, and there are among them tribes which are intelligent and highly civilized, as may be seen in Tuxtla, Ocosocuautla. Copainala, and other places. The inhabitants of Chiapas are remarkable for their hospitality. Foreigners are well received, and no distinction is made on account of nationality. The necessaries of life are generally cheap and excellent. There are schools distributed throughout the State according to the size of the towns. In the cities of San Cristobal, Comitan, and Tuxtla there are high schools...
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  • Paperback | 586 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123661707X
  • 9781236617071