Order of the Aztec Eagle

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Order of the Aztec Eagle
Placa Orden Aguila Azteca AEAcoll.jpg
The Order of the Aztec Eagle (Star)
Awarded by  Mexico
Type Order
Awarded for Services given to Mexico or to humankind
Status Currently awarded
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Grand Cross with Chain
Grand Cross, Special Class
Grand Cross
Commander
Officer
Award
Established 1933
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Ribbon of the Order of the Aztec Eagle

The Order of the Aztec Eagle (Spanish: Orden Mexicana del Águila Azteca) is a Mexican order and is the highest decoration awarded to foreigners in the country. It is the highest honor in Mexico.

Recipients include Dwight D. Eisenhower, Elizabeth II, Nelson Rockefeller, Ted Kennedy, Cesar Chavez, Bill Gates, and Nelson Mandela. The order was created in 1933.

History[change | change source]

It was created by decree on December 29, 1933 by President Abelardo L. Rodríguez as a reward to the services given to Mexico or humankind by foreigners. It is similar to awards given to Mexican citizens such as the Condecoración Miguel Hidalgo or the Belisario Domínguez Medal of Honor. It is given by the office of the foreign minister on the instructions of a Council established for this purpose headed by the President.

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  17. Obituary: The New York Times, 21 February 1970
  18. Exteriores, Secretaría de Relaciones. "Stuart Gulliver, Group Chief Executive of HSBC Holdings, Decorated with the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle". gob.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-11-16. 

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