Every October 12 Mexicans celebrate El Día de la Raza, the Day of the Race instead of Columbus Day due to the controversies surrounding this historical figure. The Italian explorer and his Spanish crews enslaved and murdered thousands of American indigenous groups he encountered during his voya...
The current Mexican president is Enrique Peña Nieto, also referred to as EPN. He assumed the presidency on December 1, 2012, and is the 57th President of Mexico. The term for Mexican presidents is 6 years and there is no reelection.
Enrique Peña Nieto's presidency will end on December 1, 20...
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...
Las Mañanitas is the traditional Mexican birthday song. It is so popular that it is now sung in most Latin American countries. Usually this beautiful song is sung when the birthday person wakes up or before blowing the candles on the cake.
Estas son las mañanitas que cantaba e...
Hispanic Heritage: Hispanic Independence Days
July 9, 1816 (from Spain)
August 6, 1825 (from Spain)
September 18, 1810 (from Spain)
July 20, 1810 (from Spain)
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...