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How is Mexico handling COVID-19? Posted by on Apr 23, 2020

The COVID-19 virus reached Mexico late February 2020. In an effort to inform the country of the updates and the necessary measures, the Secretaría de Salud or the health department has had daily press conferences since February 29, 2020. In this post, I want to explore some of the measures taken and the campaign to…

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Pedro Almodóvar and Spanish Cinema Posted by on Apr 9, 2020

Pedro Almodóvar is one of the most recognized names in Spanish cinema. Since his first feature film, Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón in 1980, he has caught the atención or attention of critics and audiences in Spain and abroad. In this post, I want to explore some of his most popular films. La…

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Creative Ways to Practice Spanish with Social Distancing Posted by on Mar 19, 2020

A good portion of people throughout the world are practicing social distancing or distanciamiento social to slow the spread of COVID-19 or corona virus. This mostly means that we are staying home as much as possible. But what can you do with all this time not only to feel productive, but also to keep a sane…

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Mexico and International Women’s Day Posted by on Mar 12, 2020

Sunday March 8th was International Women’s Day. All over the world, there were marches, protests and a variety of events or eventos to commemorate this day. In Mexico, women marched to protest the rising violence. On Monday March 9th, they staged what was perhaps one of the biggest protests in the history of the country: Un…

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Spanish Words that Defined 2019 Posted by on Feb 20, 2020

As I was looking around the website of the Real Academia Española or RAE, I came across a very interesting news item about the Spanish words that defined 2019. In this post, I will explore some of the words and include information as to why these were picked. La selección The words that defined 2019 were…

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Romantic Movies to Practice Spanish Posted by on Feb 6, 2020

February is here and we are constantly bombarded with all-things romance: películas, dulces, tarjetas, regalos y mas! In an effort to make use of the ambiente romantico or romantic mood of this month, I want to suggest 3 movies you can watch to practice your Spanish! Prometo No Enamorarme Prometo No Enamorarme or I promise not to Fall…

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Austria and Mexico: Joint Effort to Preserve Aztec Headdress Posted by on Jan 16, 2020

The Welt Museum Wien or the Museum of Ethnology in Vienna holds one of the most precious items left from the Aztec empire: Emperor Moctezuma’s headdress. This beautiful headdress or penacho is an iconic artefact of the museum and a go-to point for most Mexicans in Vienna. The Aztecs and Moctezuma The Imperio Azteca or the…

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