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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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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history, Mexico, Spanish Culture and Language

How Mary Converted A Nation

When I was 14, I was lucky enough to travel to Mexico City. Our Spanish teacher took our student group to the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Several impressions remain with me; the enormous modern church (built in 1976), the faithful arriving walking on their knees to show their devotion, and the experience of […]

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