history, Mexico, Spanish Culture and Language

4 Ports of the Maritime Silk Route

In 1565, Spain conquered the Philippines. The Manila Galleon, a famous trade route, began among; China, the Philippines, New Spain (Mexico) and Spain. This route called the Maritime Silk Road, the Manila Galleon, or the China Ship (Nao de China in Spanish) lasted for 250 years; 1565-1815. Once a year a vessel would begin in […]

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Mexico, Spanish Culture and Language, The Americas

Happy 5 de Mayo!

Ready to celebrate? Say, what is behind this US holiday, beyond a windfall for bars and restaurants with a liquor license? (every year except this one, sorry) Since 1863, Californios (people of Spanish descent who resided in California since 1683) have made today a fiesta with traditional music and dancing. We can thank the Chicano […]

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