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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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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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My Top Songs in Spanish Posted by on Dec 12, 2019

It is that time of the year when Spotify creates a playlist with our favorite songs of the year. Given my very varied taste, my list is filled with all sorts of genres and languages. In this post, I will explore a few of my favorite songs in Spanish by Mexican artists. Natalia Lafourcade One…

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Celebrating the Mexican Revolution Posted by on Nov 14, 2019

On November 20, Mexico will celebrate 109 years since the revolution from the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz. In this post, I will briefly explore what led to the revolution and what the results of this fight were. Porfirio Díaz Porfirio Díaz was a dictador that ruled Mexico from 1876 to 1911. He was a military leader…

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The Tale of ‘La Llorona’ Posted by on Oct 10, 2019

One of the most famous tale or leyenda in Mexico is that of the Llorona or the weeping woman. No childhood in Mexico is complete without your mother having used the Llorona to scare you into doing something. ¡Si no te portas bien, vendrá la Llorona a llevarte muy lejos! ¡Si sigues llorando, vendrá la llorona por ti!…

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Latin America Celebrates its Independence Posted by on Sep 26, 2019

Last week, Mexico celebrated 209 years of independence from Spain, but it wasn’t the only country celebrating! Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Nicaragua also celebrate their independence this month. In this post, I will briefly share with you the independence stories of these Spanish-speaking countries! ¿Cómo empezó todo? Much of the independence movements…

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Mexico and its Cheeses Posted by on Aug 22, 2019

When we think of cheese, our minds usually think of France, the Netherlands and Italy (to name a few), but much less to Mexico. However, Mexico boasts of some delicious cheese that complement Mexican cuisine quite well. In this post, I would like to explore the queso tradition in Mexico with four of its varieties: queso Oaxaca…

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