Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle / la Orden Mexicana del Águila Azteca

H.E. Leonora Rueda, Ambassador of Mexico to the Czech Republic awarded two distinguished Czechs citizens with the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest award given by the Government of Mexico to foreigners for their outstanding services rendered to the Mexican nation or to humanity. The honor was given to Dr. Ludmila Holková and Professor Oldřich Kašpar with warm words from the ambassador: “Your excellent work represents a bridge of friendship that unites Mexico and the Czech Republic and it is an immense honor to impose the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle, symbol of the origin, identity, and strength of Mexico.”

Dr. Ludmila Holková, scientist and pedagogue recognized both in the Czech Republic and in Mexico, where she has been living since 1965. Mexicans appreciate her untiring work and effort in favor of the relationship between Mexico and the Czech Republic, which has been reflected in many scientific works and literary translations that bring the Mexican history and culture closer to the Czechs.

Professor Oldřich Kašpar, who has dedicated his career especially to the scientific and pedagogical activities related to the history and the culture of the pre-Columbian civilizations of Latin America, especially Mexico, and the relationship of Mexico with the Czech Republic.