Governmental powers at the federal level are divided between executive, legislative, and judicial branches, but in political practice the executive, that is, the presidency, has had strong control over the legislative branch. Mexico's most significant religious rituals are determined by the Catholic calendar. She is viewed as the "mother" of all Mexicans.
According to the Express-News, the nieces described to police and later to jurors how the women called them into the apartment, where they were getting drunk and smoking pot, two of them lounging around topless, and held them by their wrists and ankles, repeatedly violated. Painters of later generations who have gained national and international reputations include Jos Luis Cuevas, Juan O'Gorman, Rufino Tamayo, and Francisco Toledo.