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The Caste War of the Yucatan

THE “WAR OF THE CASTES” in Yucatan is one of those little-known regional wars that was particularly bloody and drawn out (1848-1901) as the Spanish settlers, called “Ladinos”, moving into Yucatan clashed with the Mazehuals, descended from the Maya. As the Ladinos, governed by the Spanish Crown from Cuba, moved to subjugate the Mazehuals, a […]