Immigration and the border wall are topics that the US and Mexico very publicly disagree on. But what about the people that feel a personal connection to these issues? These Latino and expat bloggers share their interesting views on these sensitive subjects. Continue reading “Awesome Bloggers Speak Out on Immigration and the Border Wall”
If you don’t like tequila, it’s probably because it gave you a bad hangover from drinking it wrong. Here’s how you should do it!
Are you a blogger? Come and share your blog post in this community! Find new readers and new blogs to follow, too. What are you waiting for? Continue reading “Share Your Best Blog Post In This Awesome Community”
Carnival time is over and Lent has begun. In Mexico, this means it’s time to enjoy a whole array of yummy food.
Lent, or Cuaresma, is a special time of year for Mexican Catholics. It’s a time of reflection and penitence, and the most noticeable characteristic is that people generally try to avoid certain things, like eating meat. However, this only means that Mexican cuisine gets creative. There’s need for bland or dull food this time of year!
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It’s Carnival time in Mexico!
Mexico does not come immediately to mind when thinking about Carnival/Mardi Gras, but it does has a number of important events and unique traditions. According to Mexico Desconocido, there are ten important Carnivals in the country: those in Mazatlan, Veracruz, Campeche, in various small towns in Morelos, Mérida, Huejotzingo, Puebla, Pinotepa de Don Luis, Oaxaca, Chamula and Huistan, Chiapas, Tlaxcala and Ensenada, California. However, there are quite a few more.
Carnival parade in Veracruz (credit:Saulo ren)
Those in major cities such as Mazatlan, Veracruz, Campeche and Ensenada are very similar to those held in the famous locations of Rio de Janeiro and New Orleans, though Mexican themes show up in parades, especially floats. Giant colorful monsters called alebrijes, based on a handcraft of the same name, have also begun to be seen regularly in these events.
Though not common, costumes mocking authority still appear
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As untold numbers of Dreamers face uncertainty in the USA, this story should inspire them to have hope and never give up!
Kevin Pena, a Linn-Benton Community College student leader, spent his childhood as an undocumented immigrant in Albany, Ore. Photo by Elliot Pond
Kevin Yusif Peña Aceves thought he belonged in his hometown of Albany, Ore. Growing up, he enjoyed life as an American, playing high school sports, teasing his three younger brothers, and hanging out with his friends. He expected to earn a driver’s license, find a job, graduate high school and head to college with the rest of his classmates.
But when Peña turned 16, his once-planned future dissolved.
Peña discovered he’d been living in the United States as an undocumented immigrant. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, he’d flown to the United States with his parents when he was just 4 years old. His three younger brothers had been born on U.S. soil, but he’d grown up sheltered from his own status.
Peña couldn’t participate in any of…
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Do you love Frida Kahlo as much as I do? I hope so because I’m sharing some of her most passionate love quotes! Continue reading “Passionate Frida Quotes That Will Teach You About Love”
Lately, there’s been a lot of controversy on surrounding Mexico and its relationship with the USA, and there’s plenty of lies going around. I’ve done some fact-checking, so keep reading to find out what’s going on. Continue reading “5 Lies About Mexico You Need To Stop Believing”
Candlemas is on February 2nd, and in Mexico, we celebrate this holiday by eating tamales. Which is your favorite kind of tamale?
Tamales are one of the most iconic Mexican dishes ever. Along with tacos, they are arguably among the best-known kinds of Mexican food. Tamales are beloved in Mexico and abroad, and with good reason. They are soft, warm, tasty, delicious treats, and good for almost any occassion, special or otherwise. In case you have been living in some other food planet and you’ve never had one, I strongly suggest you keep reading!
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