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Calderon Wants Name Change For Mexico

Calderon Wants Name Change For Mexico

Published: Nov. 23, 2012 at 7:50 AM

MEXICO CITY, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Mexican President Felipe Calderon has asked Congress to drop the little-known "United States of" in the official name of Mexico.

Calderon, who leaves office Dec. 1 after six years as president, said Thursday he wants the country to be known simply as "Mexico" on official documents and currency, the BBC reported.

"The name of our country no longer needs to emulate that of other nations," Calderon said in a news conference, referring to the name's similarity to its northern neighbor, the United States of America.

"Forgive me for the expression, but Mexico's name is Mexico," he added.

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Awesome

I made to this thread before somebody made the inevitable joke of getting the Mexicans out of the United States.

Thanks for the info

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Thanks for posting Tom!

I took that for a direct slam against the U.S. -

I never knew that was part of their name!

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