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Monthly Archives: June 2017

  Travel

Taxco

 The Baroque City of Silver by Angie Galicia Nestled in the rough terrain of Guerrero State, this lovely city has the characteristic, romantic feel that defines Mexican colonial cities.   Its picturesque, labyrinthine streets are the ideal stage for a… Read More

  Reference & History

What Do you Need to Travel to Mexico?

  What documents or requirements are needed to visit  Mexico?   Many countries including the US, Canada, the European Union do not need a Mexican Visa to visit Mexico for up to 180 days. Your passport is required and must be… Read More

  HISTORY

Is MS-13 a Mexican Gang? La Mara Salvatrucha

NO. MS-13 is not a Mexican gang. The Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13  is a criminal gang that originated in the 1980s in Los Angeles, California, particularly in Pico Union.  Mara is a term used by  Central Americans that means gang…. Read More

  HISTORY

Hispanic Heritage Month Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Every year in the US, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15.  Hispanic Heritage Month was established in 1968 proclaimed by President Lyndon B Johnson.  At first, it was only one week but later was expanded to… Read More

  Arts

Frida Kahlo Viva la Vida

For Frida, her paintings were not a representation of dreams but a way to cope with the reality of life. She told her story from her own point of view and through the pain and passion of her experiences.

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  Fiestas

Evolución Histórica de la Bandera Mexicana

Estandarte de Hidalgo Durante la guerra de Independencia, el cura Miguel Hidalgo utilizó como bandera del Ejército Insurgente, un lienzo de la Virgen de Guadalupe.  Actualmente este estandarte  se encuentra en el Museo de Historia del Castillo de Chapultepec, en… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

Arroz con Leche Recipe - Book Cover

Arroz con Leche Recipe

INGREDIENTS ½ cup raisins ¼ sherry ½ cup long-grain white rice 1 cinnamon stick 1 cup sugar 4 cups milk Ground cinnamon, for dusting Lemon rind Pinch of salt Water Directions Soak rice in enough hot water to cover for… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

Pastel de las Tres Leches

In recent times the Tres Leches cake or Pastel de las Tres Leches became one of the most popular Mexican Desserts.  It is a sponge cake in many recipes, or a butter cake, soaked in three kinds of milk (thus the name… Read More

  Day of the Dead

  Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

La Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe The Basilica of Guadalupe is one of the most visited Catholic Shrines in the world and it is the National Shrine of Mexico.  Located in the north of Mexico City it is considered the… Read More

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