Latinas, Mexico, Music, Spanish Culture and Language

Latina Superstar Linda Ronstadt

Rock, country, folk, mariachi, opera, bluegrass, jazz; Linda Ronstadt loved to sing them all. She pursued her singing passions, even when her record labels discouraged her from orbiting in additional genres. Linda possesses talent, good sense, and great taste, and most of her albums turned platinum. She’s sold over 100 million records. Linda Ronstadt was […]

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Mexico, Spanish Culture and Language

¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

In the United States we celebrate Cinco de mayo as a day-long happy hour. Parties are fun, but let’s look at the story behind May 5th. In the 1862 Battle of Puebla, the Mexican Army triumphed over the invading French Empire; it was a lot like David and Goliath. No one expected them to win […]

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Mexico, Spanish Culture and Language, The Americas

San Miguel Market

Late Wednesday morning, my dad and I took a taxi into San Miguel. I was interested in looking for souvenirs off the main strip, Avenida Rafael E. Melgar. We found a small shop where Dad bought a purple Cozumel hat for Mom (she had forgotten to pack a sun hat) and I bought Frida Kahlo […]

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Mexico, Spanish Culture and Language

More Than a Show, It’s an Espectáculo

Hola! The Fiesta Americana Hotel in Cozumel knows how to entertain its guests. The fire show was simple yet dazzling. Half a dozen well-muscled men and women in form-fitting clothing twirled flaming batons, rotated bright circles and spun a giant cube. A short video of the octagon spinner: Kids and adults enjoyed the evening spectacle. […]

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