The Afro-latino experience: a list of 15 useful resources

The Afro-Latino Experience and Culture

The Afro-Latino experience isn’t one that gets enough attention when we speak about Latin American culture, yet it is a major facet of the region and evidence of a diaspora intrinsically linked to the colonial slave trade. Latin America is a diverse region. The diversity is seen in its geography, flora, fauna, languages, culture, history […]

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Diego Rivera for kids- An Art Project!

Diego Rivera His World and Ours Companion Activities

Help your kids explore Diego Rivera’s art! It’s never too early to introduce some great art to children, especially if you can also teach them about another culture! Earlier this year, I found the book Diego Rivera His World and Ours by Duncan Tonatiuh. It was during the lockdown period and I’d already gone through […]

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FUN FACTS ABOUT LATIN AMERICA (9)

Brazil Fun Fact

Size is relative… All the countries in the European Union could fit twice into Brazil. Brazil is even larger than Australia. It is a bit smaller than China and the United States. Learn more about the 100 largest countries in the world (by area) here. Would you like to read more fun facts about Latin […]

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15 Books Set in Latin America for Your Reading List

15 Books Set in Latin America

Looking for books set in Latin America to expand your Summer reading list? I’ve got some recommendations. Exploring a culture is always interesting, but it’s made more fantastic when you can immerse yourself in the surroundings, read the dialogues and experience the setting from varied perspectives. With that in mind, here are a few of […]

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12 Lesser Known Facts About Cinco de Mayo

12 Lesser Known Facts About Cinco De Mayo

Let’s get to some facts about Cinco de Mayo. Firstly, it’s not Mexican independence but it does celebrate another victory of the Mexican spirit over the binds of European colonialism. Its origins are found in the Battle of Puebla (de los Angeles) of 1862. During that battle, a small, poorly armed and far less experienced […]

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Xcaret and the Maya Experience

The Maya Experience at Xcaret

The Xcaret experience of Maya culture:  Time for a little escape from reality and to take a trip, well down memory lane anyway. At the beginning of July last year, I had the good fortune to spend two and a half days in Cancún as my husband had some work obligations there. Although it was […]

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FUN FACTS ABOUT LATIN AMERICA (8)

Chile Wine Fun Fact

Chile may be considered “New World” and the popularity of its wines may have only exploded internationally in “recent” years. However, grapevines for use in winemaking were planted hundreds of years ago. Learn about how Chilean grapevines escaped a dreaded disease in the 1800s, and how the country is thus home to some of the […]

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The Good Stuff (because there are bright spots too)

The Good Stuff and bright spots in the midst of COVID-19

Even in the midst of the COVID-19 stress, there is good stuff and bright spots to each and every day. These may be unprecedented times and we’ve all seen the worrying news reports, the statistics and the concerns for our future. We’ve also enjoyed (to some extent) the memes, the jokes and the efforts many […]

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