bilingual, Spanish Culture and Language

Week of the Cactus

Weeks like this where all three of us have colds really stink! We’d been very lucky this winter and avoided many ills. This one got us good, however; congested, voiceless, coughing at night… We sat down for our bilingual dinner last night. My husband scarcely had a voice, but was game to croak out some […]

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Afro-Latinos, Spanish Culture and Language

Where are the Afro-Mexicans?

A Celebration for Black History Month, Part 1 When we think of the African diaspora in Latin America; Cuba, Puerto Rico or Panama might come to mind first. However, this largely unrecognized heritage is an important third root of the mestizo population in Mexico combining; Europeans, Indigenous people and Africans. The long-held notion that La […]

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