¡Viva México! Queen country of the Americas. Cinco de Mayo is the day celebrating the Expulsion of the French from México in 1865 by the armies of the full-blooded Zapotec Indian President of México Benito Juarez. If the same thing had happened in 1519 when the murdering Spanish invaded México the history of the world would be much different today. Especially the history of the then nonexistent US. But alas, it was not to be. More’s the pity.