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A small analysis on indigenous symbols in current day Latin America.

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As you know very well, Latin America used to be a colony of Spain, these colonies used to be indigenous nations, and although there has been a miscegenation with European cultures, the vast majority of Latin American culture continues to have a strong indigenous influence (also, it tells the story of the foundation of those nations), we can notice in the national emblems and flags of many countries, but what does means those symbols exactly?

Starting with Mexico:
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As you can see in the image, it is an eagle mounted on a nopal eating a snake. This refers to the foundation of Tenochtitlán, this refers to a prophecy, According to Aztec mythology, the god Huitzilopochtli would have prophesied to the Mexicas that they should settle in the place where they found an eagle perched on a nopal devouring a snake, because there They would achieve wealth and power. (Funny enough, Tenochtitlán was founded over a fucking river, nowadays Mexico DF is Sinking because of that)
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Inti:
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Inti is the god of the Inca Sun, this being the most important of Inti Religion (which bears his name) In the pantheon of Inca mythology, Inti is the God of the sun and the main divine being. It was directly associated with the harvest of crops due to its power and command of sunlight as a source of energy and life. During the times of the Incan empire, the God was represented with the appearance and silhouette of an ellipsoid completely made of gold. Sometimes some rays were included that were believed to belong to their power attributes. Although the flag of Peru no longer uses Inti in its symbol, Argentina and Uruguay still use it to represent their flag.
(First Peruvian Flag)
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Argentinian Flag
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Uruguyan Flag.
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Wiphala
The wiphala flag is used as a symbol of Andean pride, The triangular shape of the ensign, which represents Andean philosophy, refers to equality The word has various meanings, ranging from a flexible, undulating and gridded object. The wiphala is present especially in Bolivia (where it is the official flag, yeah, its another official flag) and Peru, in some regions of northern Argentina and Chile, the southern Ecuador and western Paraguay. The flag symbolizes Andean customs and is hoisted at Andean social and cultural events such as community marriages, births, baptisms, burials, etc. And each color has a unique representation of the Andean elements and has different variations between zones.
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(I like to talk also about the Wenufoye, which is just basically the Mapuche version of the Wiphala)
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Kukulkán and Guatemala.
This is a personal one, in the past, latin american governments tried to hide all traces of indigenous culture by seeing it "uncivilized", what they did was, they tried to adapt more orthodox and republican emblems and symbols, But sometimes leaving slight representations so as not to forget "where we came from" this is the case of Guatemala, in which its coat of arms and currency is known as "Quetzal", the quetzal is a small bird our ancestors used to believe represented the God Kukulkan, it is essentially one of the biggest representations of the mayan culture we had to this day (because we don't even have an official flag)


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And Those are few i'm aware of, but there are plenty more, but sadly, most of the native american representation is lost or unnofficial, yet, i want to add that.The culture remains strong thanks to the people who keep it alive, you don't need to know the language to live that culture, the Latin American day-to-day already represents that culture, a lot of gastronomy, accents, slang (even if it's in Spanish),came from an indigenous origin, although it is good that the minorities descending from those peoples are preserved, it is not that the culture has died, it has only adapted to modern times
 
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how burtito?
Uhhhhhh, tortilla, refried beans, rice, meat (chicken, shrimp, pork or beef), pico de gallo, some jalapeños (and if you want california style, cream cheese), and use homemade tomato sauce (or salsa how you guys call it, because tbh salsa is such an ambiguous word, due to "salsa" meaning sauce), or guacamole on the top, and that's how you made a real mexican burrito.
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Uhhhhhh, tortilla, refried beans, rice, meat (chicken, shrimp, pork or beef), pico de gallo, some jalapeños (and if you want california style, cream cheese), and use homemade tomato sauce (or salsa how you guys call it, because tbh salsa is such an ambiguous word, due to "salsa" meaning sauce), or guacamole on the top, and that's how you made a real mexican burrito.
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Now I'm hungry thanks
 
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COMO ESTAS
 
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It's a lake not a river. Lakes are just screwed. It's a major problem due to sinking and also all the water inside those aquifers under the ground is drained for drinking increases sinking. Also the lake bed increases earthquake power. Very cursed. Spaniards owe money for repairs.

I figure that pumping seawater inside that aquifers would eventually help stabilize the ground. Right now they were doing ops to put concrete inside. Seawater will eventually leave behind all the salt crystals.

Oh yeah and also the city is running out of water. They have some river up north, but that's exceeding capacity. They will have to use desalination if they want any hope of solving the problem
 
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