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La Llorona A five-century-old lamentation

Read in Spanish “They say that a crazy weeping woman appears in a street near the high school/ That she dances the twist and rock‘ n roll; that she dances rock‘ n roll and the twist, and if you look at her you’ll go completely mad…” Los Gliders, 1961 For over 500 years and ev... Read More

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El Callejon del Beso: A Love Story in Guanajuato

  When two lovers pass through the Callejon del Beso,  the Alley of the Kiss, they must kiss on the third step in order for their love to last forever.   That’s why hundreds of people who pass through this narrow place don’t hesitate to do so and hope that the story turns out ... Read More

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The Legend of Popol Vuh

Spanish by Chela Orozco The Popol Vuh or "Council Book" gathers part of the wisdom and traditions of the Mayan culture established primarily in the Quiche region of Guatemala. It is a conjunction of religion, mythology, history, astrology, customs and legends that describ... Read More

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The Legend of Our Lord of the Poison by Angelica Galicia

Spanish For the Spaniards, conquering the Aztec capital, Mexico-Tenochtitlan, was only the first of many battles waged to finally impose their culture on the inhabitants of those rich lands, which for many years remained true to their beliefs and traditions. It took the friars of various orders t... Read More

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El Callejón del Diablo by Chela Orozco

English Hasta hace algunos años existía, a corta distancia de lo que hoy es el centro de la Ciudad de México, una estrecha callejuela conocida con el nombre de el Callejón del Diablo. Empezaba en el descampado de la calle de San Martín y desembocaba en la calle de la Zanja. Aquella calleju... Read More

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The Legend of Devil’s Alley by Chela Orozco

Spanish Devil's Alley  until recently was a narrow passage  just a short distance from what is now downtownMexico City .  It started  in the clearing of Calle San Martin and merged  into Calle La Zanja.  That alley with the ominous name consisted of a dark passageway, lined with leafy tre... Read More

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