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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Immigration, Living Abroad

Where are you from? Part II

Immigration IQ, Part II Thanks for your responses! What does a US citizen look like? Funny how the people who read my blog could surmise that the answers were not easy to guess. Although race, age and gender don’t reveal who is an immigrant, in our daily interactions sometimes we believe we can guess where […]

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Immigration, Living Abroad

¿Quién es el o la inmigrante? 1a parte

Cuatro amigos me han contado de su herencia o sus historias de inmigración a los Estados Unidos para el ensayo de esta semana. Mira sus fotos abajo y contesta cinco preguntas al pie de la página por favor. Escoje la(s) letra(s) correspondente(s) de la(s) persona(s) en las fotos para responder. Es posible que haya más […]

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Immigration, Living Abroad

Where are you from? Part I

Four friends have kindly agreed to share their heritage or US immigration stories this week. Look at their photos below, then answer five short questions.  Choose the letter(s) of the person(s) in the photos for your answers. There may be more than one right answer.     Which of these people are immigrants to the […]

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Spanish Culture and Language

Live Long and Prosper…

Do people live longer in the United States or in Latin America? Not surprisingly, that depends on which country south of the border we’re comparing with the US. I found a gold mine of valuable, reliable statistics in the World Health Organization information database to answer my question. Every year the WHO publishes a report […]

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