Fomento Cultural Grupo Salinas Presents Mexican History Publication 'Las Cinco Rutas de Hernan Cortes,' Written By Juan Miralles

Narrates the journey of the conquistador from his departure from Cuba to the fall of Tenochtitlan and the importance of alliances with Moctezuma's enemies.

Illustrated with maps from the collection of Fomento Cultural Grupo Salinas.

Mar 02, 2011, 20:32 ET from Grupo Salinas from ,Fomento Cultural Grupo Salinas

MEXICO CITY, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fomento Cultural Grupo Salinas, the cultural arm of Grupo Salinas (, founded by the Mexican entrepreneur Ricardo B. Salinas Pliego (, presented the book "Las cinco rutas de Hernan Cortes," by Juan Miralles during a special inauguration ceremony this week.  

Miralles, a member of the Royal Academy of History and author of titles such as "Hernan Cortes. Inventor de Mexico," "Y Bernal mintio," in addition to "La Malinche, raiz de Mexico," narrates the expedition that led the Spanish conquistador to the discovery of New Spain, from his departure from Cuba to the fall of Tenochtitlan.

The book is illustrated with historic maps from the collection of Fomento Cultural Grupo Salinas and also includes a large-scale map that allows readers to more clearly understand each of the routes traveled by the conquistador, his troops, and allies. The author emphasizes the role played by Cortés as a political figure, through anecdotes, reflections, and interesting data.

The book launch was presented by Fondo Cultural Grupo Salinas Director  Mercedes Garcia Ocejo, with excerpts read by the author.

Fondo Cultural Grupo Salinas reaffirms its commitment to spread culture, knowledge, and artistic creation as key values of Mexican society.

About the author:

Juan Miralles was born in Tampico, Tamaulipas, in 1930. He studied in the Political Science Department of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). In 1955 he joined the Mexican foreign service, and was Chief of Protocol in the Foreign Relations Ministry. He has written in Mexican and Spanish newspapers and magazines, in addition to being a corresponding member of the Royal Academy of History.

About Grupo Salinas

Grupo Salinas ( is a group of dynamic, fast growing, and technologically advanced companies focused on creating shareholder value, building the Mexican middle class, and improving society through excellence. Created by Mexican entrepreneur Ricardo B. Salinas (, Grupo Salinas operates as a management development and decision forum for the top leaders of member companies. These companies include: TV Azteca (;, Azteca America (, Grupo Elektra (, Banco Azteca (, Afore Azteca (, Seguros Azteca ( and Grupo Iusacell ( Each of the Grupo Salinas companies operates independently, with its own management, board of directors and shareholders. Grupo Salinas has no equity holdings. The companies that comprise Grupo Salinas share a common vision, values, and strategies aimed at achieving rapidly growth, excellent results, and world class performance.

About Fomento Cultural Grupo Salinas

Fomento Cultural Grupo Salinas (FCGS) arose from Ricardo B. Salinas Pliego's commitment to support and promote culture as a fundamental value of Mexican society. Since 2001, FCGS has promoted the preservation of Mexico's cultural heritage through projects that popularize its traditions and customs. FCGS supports, promotes, and popularizes artistic creation. It establishes alliances on national and international levels to help Mexico's heritage to transcend  borders. For further information visit:

Grupo Salinas International Press Contact:

Daniel McCosh

(5255) 1720-0059

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