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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 30 days by President Ronald Regan in 19... Read More

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Don Miguel Hidalgo: Father of Our Independence

Father of Mexico's Independence by Angie Galicia Late one September evening the name of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla became forever engraved in Mexico's history.  Since that night, his life as well as that of Mexico, changed radically. Before that historic moment when his voice cried out to deman... Read More

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El Español: The History of the Spanish Language

  Spanish is one of the most important languages in the world. But what exactly is language?   Language emerged due to man's need to communicate with others. In prehistoric times, men communicated through very simple oral, and sometimes written, language, and made drawings... Read More

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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. During the civil war in  El Salvador, where the US intervened b... Read More

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Mexican pre-Columbian Cultures

  Mexico is a country with a profusion of cultural and historical wealth.               Five hundred years ago, it became the melting pot of Spanish and indigenous groups from which the mestizo of modern Mexico was born.   There are relics of the past that gives evi... Read More

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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 valid (not expired) at the time of entry into Mexico. Your p... Read More
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