The history of Freemasonry in Mexico can be traced to at least 1806 when the first Masonic lodge was formally established in the nation.
Many presidents of Mexico were Freemasons. Freemasonry has greatly influenced political actions in the early republic, as holder of conservative ideas gathered in lodges of the Scottish Rite, while reformists choose the York Rite. Hence escoceses became synonymous with Conservatives, and yorkinos with Liberals. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna was a Scottish Rite Mason.
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REGULAR FREEMASONRY IN MEXICO
LIBERAL FREEMASONRY IN MEXICO