La Chingada Ranch

What about a vacations in “La Chingada”? Not the mythical figure described by Octavio Paz in The Labyrinth of Solitude, but by the population near San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, which has only five inhabitants.

In Mexico there are 13 localities named “La Chingada”, according to the catalog of micro-regions of the Ministry of Social Development. These locations are located in Campeche, Guanajuato, Michoacán, Oaxaca, Tamaulipas and Veracruz.

The most well-known locality that is named that way is the one located in San Miguel Allende, Mexico.

According to the writer Octavio Paz, in his essay The Labyrinth of Solitude, he defined the ‘chingada’ as ‘the mother, not a mother of flesh and blood, but a mythical figure’ La Chingada is one of the Mexican representations of Motherhood , as La Llorona or the “suffered Mexican mother” that we celebrated on May 10. La Chingada is the mother who has suffered, metaphorically or really, the corrosive and infamous action implicit in the verb that gives it a name.

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