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If you're reading this, then I haven't been entirely unsuccessful. If you think it's a good idea and worth the effort, please spread the word among anyone else who fits the profile and whom I might have omitted from my invitations list. –Hajor 20:24, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

Accented capitals in article names?[edit]

There's currently a requested-move debate going on about whether the article on a certain little town in southern Spain should be at "Ubeda" (most googlehits) or "Úbeda" (its actual name). Whatever decision is reached could very well set a precedent that would affect Úrsulo Galván, Álvaro Obregón, and any number of other articles about things that start with accented capital letters. If you have a moment and the inclination, take a look at the discussion on Talk:Ubeda and, maybe, express an opinion. –Hajor 23:00, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

I think articles should be named using the correct spelling, even if the spelling has less google hits. Then the accent-less spelling can be redirected to the correct name. We would definite affect the number of google hits since there at least three websites that mirror our articles. --Vizcarra 19:16, 18 October 2005 (UTC)
I tend to vote for the original spelling (in people/places). The problem is (as far as I remember) that categories can't be redir'd properly with the current version of MediaWiki, and cities/provinces tend to become cats once they get enough articles (i.e. someone can type "Nuevo Leon" and end up in "Nuevo León" almost instantly, but if he types "Category:Nuevo Leon" he won't be able to see the contents of "Category:Nuevo León". See . Anyways, I think this is going to be fixed sooner or later, so 1 x original spelling. Ruiz 02:40, 19 October 2005 (UTC)


French intervention in Mexico is still the current collaboration of the week, in case anyone hadn't noticed. –Hajor 15:04, 19 October 2005 (UTC)

Talk-page template[edit]

We could use something like this on the talk pages of our main articles (currently at Template:ProjectMexico):

This article comes under the purview of
WikiProject Mexico
A WikiProject to improve coverage of Mexico-related topics

Suggestions for improvement? –Hajor 13:28, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

Maybe make it a bit smaller? There's a lot of blank space at the bottom. -- Rune Welsh | ταλκ | Esperanza 15:43, 20 October 2005 (UTC)
Not sure how to do that: maybe shrinking the size of the picture? I'll try. It's always very difficult to get a combination that looks nice in both 600x800 and 1280x1000, different fonts, browsers, etc. Is this any better? –Hajor 15:59, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

This article comes under the purview of
WikiProject Mexico
A WikiProject to improve coverage of Mexico-related topics

Or with a different pic?

This article comes under the purview of
WikiProject Mexico
A WikiProject to improve coverage of Mexico-related topics

I like the second one better (with the smaller "Educacion azteca" image) I don't think the blank space is an issue on that one anymore, plus the theme of the image fits better than the olmec head :-) -- Rune Welsh | ταλκ | Esperanza 18:35, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

That's the version as it currently stands at {{ProjectMexico}}. "Educacion azteca" is appropriate to the topic, and it's nice to get away from yet another eagle-and-cactus, green-white-red flag, or Aztec calendar. I was just a bit worried about it not being terribly clear at that size/resolution. If I get very bored, I might upload a trimmed version so that it's just the two chaps at the left. –Hajor 19:09, 20 October 2005 (UTC)


Cozumel is the current COTW so please vote for it! --Revolución (talk) 20:22, 24 October 2005 (UTC)

Mexico Portal Feautured Picture[edit]

I invite everyone to edit Portal:Mexico/Featured Picture which I hasn't changed since the creation of the portal.--Fito 02:02, 6 November 2005 (UTC)

[[Category:People from (state of Mexico)]][edit]

This user Contributions: had the brilliant idea of adding Category:Mexican people by city for the major cities of Mexico. However, he changed Category:People from State of Chihuahua to Category:People from Chihuahua. He (or she) is doing the same to Guanajuato. --Vizcarra 02:31, 10 November 2005 (UTC)

Political parties[edit]

User:Metzerly has been writing a bunch of articles about both political alliances and political parties that are, at least, not recognized by the Federal Electoral Institute (as far as I can tell). Some of them are historical parties (such as the PSUM), but some other look just spurious (such as Socialist Convergence (Mexico), Socialist Alliance (Mexico), Revolutionary Workers' Party (revived)), Socialist Unity League (Mexico), etc. Any comments of this? Ruiz 02:24, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

I haven't had the time to check, but they may be agrupaciones políticas nacionales. If they were, we would probably have to agree on notability criteria for inclusion, since most of them are not really spread all around the country, despite the name. These are certainly not proper political parties (except the historical ones, of course). Agrupaciones políticas nacionales tend to grow like mushrooms since it's relative easy to register one. Most of them probably disappear faster. We should probably put them all in a single article on agrupación política nacional and explain what they are. One or two may eventually deserve their own article, but not all of them. -- Rune Welsh | ταλκ 03:11, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
I haven´t check either but as Rune says there are many Agrupaciones politicas in Mexico (recognized by the IFE); those Agrupaciones receive money from the government. Also, in Mexico it is possible for a political party to be registered only in one state, lets say only in Yucatan or only in Sinaloa, those parties, by law, doesnt need to be recognized by the IFE, they only need to be recognized locally by the Consejos Estatales Electorales or the Institutos Estatales Electorales (depending the state), i.e., in Nuevo Leon there is a political party, the Partido Republicano that is officially recognized by the Comisión Estatal Electoral therefore is an official political party. Anyway, I will check User:Metzerly's contributions. Abögarp 21:25, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

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These kind of political parties are formed by people that look for an economical benefit and by people that want to improve their situation. As long as it is easy to register one political party and the benefits one can get from doing this, there are many political parties in the country that appear and disappear. This is because the IFE or the Local institution gives money and support to these political parties when they have certain amount of votes but if they do not get this amount they lose their register. Other political parties are formed by groups (teachers, workers, …) that look for a better situation or for the improvement of his region by participating in the political area of its country.


Somebody recently moved Hidalgo (Spanish nobility) to Hidalgo, and moved Hidalgo to Hidalgo (Mexico) citing that the Spanish nobility title is older. However, this has hardly ever been a good reason to move articles rather than deciding towards the more common use. I could cite a few obvious examples such as: Washington (George Washington is older]]), Louisiana (Louisiana, New France) is older. Many, many more links to "Hidalgo" refer to the state of Mexico than any other meaning, plus we do have a Category:Hidalgo that hardly any other "Hidalgo" can have soon. It is obvious where my stance is since I asked user:Hall Monitor to revert the change, but wanted to get other opinions. --Vizcarra 19:13, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

I agree with you on this one. Hidalgo as a name for the state is used far more often than the relatively obscure nobility title. Also, breaking all those links in a move without consensus is pretty bad form IMO. -- Rune Welsh | ταλκ 19:52, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
I also agree with you. I believe those changes need to be reverted and have Hidalgo (Mexico) back to Hidalgo. -Abögarp 21:01, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
I'm glad we are on the same page. Hall Monitor has reverted the changes and Hidalgo now points to the state of Mexico. --Vizcarra 22:26, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Pre-Columbian military history[edit]

Hi, I'm part of Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Middle Ages task force and I'd like to include military conflicts of the Americas before the Spanish conquest. If you have any articles on the subject please let me know so I can tag them and categorize them for our task force. And if you'd like to create new articles I'll help search for images and get the page highlighted at "...Did you know?" Please contact me through the task force talk or my user talk. Regards, Durova 01:31, 19 March 2006 (UTC)


There is currently a discussion about whether to rename 2006 Uprising in San Salvador Atenco... We'd appreciate your input.--Rockero 09:37, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject Mesoamerica[edit]

Hi all. FYI, this new WikiProject has been set up and is under development, with a focus on improving the content, coverage and organisation of (pre-Columbian) Mesoamerica-related articles. You'd be welcome to take a look, while there's some overlap in territory and a little of the scope between that and WP:MEXICO, the central themes and approaches would be different. As it develops I'd expect there to be opportunity for coordination on some matters which might overlap, which shouldn't be a problem. There's also a more specific WikiProject (WP:AZTEC) which is actively working through Aztec-related material. Cheers, --cjllw | TALK 15:49, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

San Juan Cacahuatepec[edit]

This was translated (apparently from a thesis whose copyright status is unclear to me), but isn't really an encyclopedia article. Any input (or just a rewrite as a stub) would probably help. Kusma (討論) 22:26, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Standard naming scheme[edit]

Please see the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Regional notice boards#A uniform naming scheme. Zocky | picture popups 00:52, 14 July 2006 (UTC)


The DYK section featured on the main page is always looking for interesting new and recently expanded stubs from different parts of the world. Please make a suggestion.--Peta 02:06, 10 October 2006 (UTC)


I would like to solicit the opinions of contributors to this WikiProject on the subject of Portal:California, and more specifically, whether a cross-portal link to Portal:Mexico in the "Related Portals" section is appropriate (in addition to links to Portal:United States, Portal:San Francisco Bay Area, and Portal:California Central Valley). There is a straw poll on the discussion page, please vote, and thank you in advance. eae 21:45, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Francis Stronge[edit]

This article, which is rather weak at the moment, recently came up for AfD. With a bit of Googling, I noticed that Stronge was ambassador to Mexico in 1913, and his willingness to truckle to Henry Lane Wilson may have played a role in la decena trágica. I'm not intimately familiar with the history of Mexico myself; would members of this WikiProject be able to fill in more information about Stronge's role at this period of Mexican history? Choess 19:51, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

I did a search for this person in my school's Infotrac, Lexis Nexis and other digital databases and came up with nothing. Might not be anything to this guy... Thelmadatter 14:24, 22 August 2007 (UTC)Thelmadatter

Partial list of stubs/short articles created or rewritten by Adv A students[edit]

I know there are a lot here but many are very short stubs. If there are a lot of grammar mistakes, just tag it with a clean up tag. I did not require that they wikify the articles due to time. Final versions for grading purposes are due Tue Feb 5 so any help you can give would be appreciated.

Santa Clara del Cobre, San Felipe del Progreso, Villa de allende, Ixtapan del Oro, Zumpahuacán, San Juan del Río, Nautla, Santo_tomas_de_los_platanos, Tejupilco, Saint Vincent (island), Jilotepec, Tlacotepec, Palizada, Santa Gertrudis (This student wrote about the town in Oaxaca State but it redirects to Misión Santa Gertrudis in Baja California. The student´s stub is under the information about the mission), Álvaro Obregón (municipality), Zentla, Bernal, Querétaro, Temoaya, Acambay, Xpu Há, Chapa de Mota, Pasorapa, Huasca_de_Ocampo, Malinalco, Mexico State, Almoloya de Júarez, Polotitlan, Córdoba, Veracruz, Mexicaltzingo, Lagunillas, Michoacán, [Ixcateopan]], Benito Júarez, Quintana Roo, Jocotitlan, Ixtlahuaca, Temascaltepec, Teapa, Tabasco, Huandacareo, Zualcapan, México, Capulhuac, Xalatlaco, Boca del Cielo

I will add more here tomorrow. Thelmadatter (talk) 00:19, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

More stubs!!! (the last major batch, I promise!)[edit]

Malinalco, Valle, Tlalpujahua, Xonotla, Otumba, Aculco de Espinoza, Lerma, Tonatico, Luvianos, Tarimoro, Guanajuato, Tambopata - Candamo, Donato Guerra, Angangeo, Huixquilucan, Tlatlaya, Jiquipilco, Juchitepec

Again thanks! The students are taking your tagging their articles to heart. Thelmadatter (talk) 20:44, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

Four more stubs[edit]

Otzoloapan, San Jose Villa de Allende, Temascalcingo, El Oro Thelmadatter (talk) 23:55, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

An Invitation from the Philippine Wikipedia Community[edit]

Hello folks,

The Philippine Wikipedia Community will be holding its 1st Meet-up in Cebu City (the fourth one in the Philippines) on June 23-24, 2008. This coincides with the first Philippine Open Source Summit, also to be held in Cebu. The Philippine Wikipedia Community is an Implementing Partner of the Open Source Summit. We invite you to join us in this event. If you are in the IT or IT-enabled services industry, this would be a great opportunity to meet people from the 4th best outsourcing city in the world. This is also a good excuse to visit our beautiful beaches :)

If you're interested in joining the Wikipedia meet-up, please join our discussion. You can register for the Open Source Summit here. If you would like some assistance with local accomodations, you may email User:Bentong Isles.

The Philippine Wikipedia Community

Latin American cinema task force[edit]

A Latin American cinema task force has been proposed at WP:FILMS, which would include the cinema of Mexico. Interested editors are encouraged to sign up - if there is enough interest, then the task force will be created! Many thanks, Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 20:35, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

The Latin-American Wikipedia Meeting[edit]

"Latin-American Wikipedians,unite us!"
Latin America:one world,one dream!!

Hi wikipedian!Today I'm going to talk you about a new proposal that can to advantage you and many other users of Latin America.

You,that is from Latin America (second your userbox),already shall to have observed the importance of the Wikimedia Frojects in the region.Only Wikipedia represent 40% of the internet access[1].With every this importance,why don't we make a big meeting?

Of this idea,was borned the proposal for a Latin-American Wikipedian Meeting.Various Wikipedists has Latin-American users and this is a proposal of a culture and ideas interchange,that can be help all projects.Above this,comtemplate to help in the formation of new WMF chapters in Latin America.

The main page and the talk page is originally in English,with translations in Dutch,French,Portuguese and Spanish(the translations are not prepared).