Latinas, Mexico, Spanish Culture and Language

2020 Banknote of the Year

Remember when we talked about women on South American currency? This continues the theme, for North America. Mexico has a winner according to the International Bank Note Society (IBNS). The IBNS has chosen one international banknote each year since 2004 for its artistic, imaginative design or for security features. The winner for 2020 was the […]

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Architecture, Mexico, Spanish Culture and Language

Happy San Patricio’s Day!

Traditionally St. Patrick’s Day does not have a huge celebration in Mexico, and certainly not during Covid. However, the contributions of Mexicans of Irish descent are considerable. I will focus on one, architect and muralist Juan O’Gorman (1905–1982). His father emigrated from Ireland to Mexico and his mother was Mexican. Four of Juan O’Gorman’s most […]

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Art, Mexico, Spanish Culture and Language

December 23: Night of the Radishes?

We talked about novel Christmas celebrations in South America last week. Now let’s look a bit farther north. On her website, Irene of My Slice of Mexico provides information about a Oaxacan tradition you will want to hear about, Night of the Radishes! There were no radishes in Mexico until the Spanish brought them over […]

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food, Mexico, Spanish Culture and Language

Reader Poll: Mexico

I’m interested in your opinions and experiences. Mexico has rich cultures, foods and music; which do you like? Let’s talk. Do you like Mexican food? Which is your favorite dish? My answer: Yes, I do. I love chicken mole, chicken with a rich chocolate, tomato and nut sauce. I like tamales a lot. A tamal […]

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