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1. In Aztec legend, the original home of the Aztec people, held to have been located in northwest Mexico.
2. The American Southwest, specifically the territory of northern Mexico ceded to the United States by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848. The term is used especially by Chicano-rights activists.
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That is, there was explicit rhetoric around the desire to retake the southwestern part of the United States, pointing back to the historical land mass called Atzlan.
Influenced, even as he critiques them, by Chicano/a nationalist writings on the dreamed and desired recuperability of an Atzlan home within the territory of the southwest United States, De Genova insists on making Mexican Chicago his subject, following his informants in largely eschewing "Mexican American" as a term and seeing the Mexican character not just of enclaves but of the whole city.
The evening, sponsored by Telemundo, includes performances by: - Cuban singer Albita - Mariachi ensemble Sol de Mexico - Ballet Atzlan Evening co-hosts are Jose Diez Balart and Gloria Calzada from Telemundo's morning show, Esta Manana and award presenters include Thais Araujo, star of Xica and Emiliano Diez, star of Los Beltran.