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  • 1. The Muñoz Migration: from Spain to Mexico by: Pedro Muñoz
  • 2. The Muñoz Migration
  • 3. Los Muñoz
    • Casiano Muñoz De Luna first arrived in Mexico in the mid 1800s.
    • Migrated from Asturias, Spain.
    • Settled in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
    • The Muñoz are still settled in Aguascalientes but some family members have migrated to different parts of the world.
    • Entered the cattle business and became one of the main cattle producers of Aguascalientes, Mexico.
    • Business was passed down from generation to generation.
  • 4. Reasons for Migration
    • Push and Pull Factors
      • Economical opportunities.
      • The exploitation of coal and iron resources.
      • The opportunity to obtain land.
      • Farming
        • Land in Aguascalientes, Mexico, was great for farming. (Especially for raising cattle, which is what the family depended on.)
      • Looking for a warmer climate.
  • 5. The Muñoz Family
    • The Muñoz family was one of the main cattle producers in Aguascalientes. Cattle raising is still in the family but it is no longer the families main economical resource.
    • The Muñoz family has resided in Aguascalientes, Mexico for 4 generation, all which have been involved in cattle raising.
    • Some recent generations have left the land trying to escape the drug cartels. Today Mexico is the #1 most dangerous country in the World.
  • 6. Los Muñoz
  • 7. The Muñoz Woman
  • 8. Asturias, Spain
    • It is located on the Spanish north coast (Bay of Biscay) facing the Cantabrian Sea.
  • 9. Asturias History
    • Conquered by the Romans under Augustus.
    • In the 18 th century, Asturias became one of the centers of Spanish Enlightenment.
    • Industrial revolution arrived to Asturias after the 1830 with the exploitation of coal and iron resources. During the same period there was a lot of migration to the Americas (Argentina, Uruguay, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Mexico.)
    • Played a big role in the colonization of the Americas.
  • 10. Asturias Geography
    • Asturias capital is Oviedo.
    • The Asturias coastline is wide-ranging, with lots beaches, coves and natural sea caves.
    • Asturia has a mountainous interior and rugged coastal cliffs.
    • Eastern range, the Picos de Europe National Park. Contains the highest most spectacular mountains. Rising 2648 meters (8688 feet) at the Torrecerredo.
    • In the central east Parque Natural de Redes.
    • Activities such as walking, climbing, skiing and caving are provided in the Cantabrian mountains.
  • 11. Asturias Climate
    • Asturias Climate varies more than that of Southwestern Spain.
      • Summers are generally humid and warm.
      • Rain and snow are both general weather features of Asturias.
      • Winters are cold with some very cold snaps.
      • Cold is mostly in the mountains where snow is present from October till May.
  • 12. Asturias Mountains & Beaches
  • 13. Migration to Mexico
    • Casiano Muñoz De Luna was first to arrive in Mexico 1842. Migrated from Asturias, Spain. Settled in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
    • Today the Muñoz family still resides in Aguascalientes. Some family members migrated to different parts of the world.
    • When the first settlers arrived they began cattle raising and became one of the leading cattle producers of Aguascalientes, Mexico.
    • The Muñoz family has resided in Aguascalientes, Mexico for 4 generation, all which have been involved in cattle raising.
  • 14. Aguascalientes, Mexico
  • 15. Aguascalientes History
    • Aguascalientes used to be part of the state of Zacatecas until 1835 when it became its own state. When separated from Zacatecas, Aguascalientes sprung ahead in its development, leaving Zacatecas behind.
    • The City was founded by Juan de Montoro on the 22 nd of October, 1575.
    • Was founded as a postal service rest stop between the city of Zacatecas and Mexico City.
    • Born out of four original neighborhoods. Guadalupe, Triana, La Salud and San Marcos.
  • 16. Aguascalientes, Mexico
    • Aguascalientes is located in western central Mexico. Its Capital is Aguascalientes, Ags. It is one of the smallest states in Mexico. Aguascalientes has an area of 5,197 square kilometers (2,007 square miles).
    • Name originates from the Spanish words “aguas calientes” meaning “hot waters”.
    • Aguascalientes has mountains (sierras), valleys, and plains. Its elevation averages 1,800 meters (5,940 feet) above sea level.
    • The Aguascalientes mountains belong to the great mountain range known as the Sierra Madre Occidental.
    • Aguascalientes climate is dry and warm with summer rains. Climate is fairly constant all year round.
    • One third of the lands area are hot springs, one of Aguascalientes notable natural resources.
    • In 2000 total population of Aguascalientes was 944,285.
  • 17. Aguascalientes Agriculture
    • 35% of the land is devoted to agriculture.
    • Its wide plains are suited for raising cattle, which allows for a great production of dairy products. It is Mexico’s leading producer of dairy products.
    • Various crops that thrive in their moderate climate are: alfalfa, corn, wheat and chilies.
  • 18. Cultural Life in Aguascalientes
    • Organizes the largest festival held in all of Mexico called la Feria de San Marcos. It attracts 7 million visitors every year.
      • Celebrates many traditional festivals like: bullfights, cockfights, mariachi performances, charreria (Mexican rodeo)
      • Gambling and drinking are also involved.
    • The city revolves around downtown and the four neighborhoods.
    • The Baroque Government palace is one of the most notable buildings in Aguascalientes. It was build from volcanic stone and it is known for its hundred acres.
    • Home to some of Mexico’s leading provincial theaters.
    • 83% of the Population is Roman Catholic.
      • Catholic settlers founded the city of Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion de Aguascalientes.
  • 19. La Feria De San Marcos
    • Biggest Festival in Mexico.
      • Every year they invite a different country from around the world.
  • 20. Aguascalientes
    • San Marcos, Ags.
      • Templo De San Marcos
    • El Cerro Del Muerto
      • Translates to Dead Man’s Hill
      • The hill obtained its names because of its dead like man figure.
  • 21. Aguascalientes
    • Palacio De Gobierno
    • Downtown Aguascalientes
  • 22. Works Cited
    • Muñoz, Pedro. Personal Interview. 15 November 2010
    • Muñoz, Graciela. Family Tree. 16 November 2010
    • http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/mexico/Aguascalientes-M-xico/Aguascalientes.html
    • http://visitasturias.co.uk/gpage.html
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asturias