Reblog: Unexplored Guatemala- Accidentally East

Guatemala, just south of Mexico, is the home to many awe inspiring Mayan ruins and a people descended from a rich heritage and gripping history.  If you plan to visit Guatemala you’d probably have half a mind to visit the Mayan ruins at Tikal to experience first hand the remnants of a great civilization.  Maybe […]

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This Day in History: The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis began on October 15, 1962 with the US discovery of the USSR’s building of medium-range missile sites in Cuba.  The resulting stand-off between the world’s two opposing super powers would not end until November of the same year.   On October 22, 1962, President John. F. Kennedy announced, in a televised speech […]

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Spanglish Sunday (5)

Happy Sunday once again. I hope your weekend has been treating you well.  If you need a little pick-me-up, however, you may be in the right place.  Here are some Spanglish jokes to make you smile or maybe just help you learn a new word.         The pain is real!  Some expressions […]

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Friday Canción: Gente de Zona – La Gozadera

  It’s viernes de nuevo. Welcome to another Friday Canción. Hispanic Heritage Month ended on October 15 but I still want to share this song with you today.  After all at Over The Andes we celebrate Hispanic and Latino culture all year through!   Today’s cancion de viernes is La Gozera by Gente de Zona […]

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Pablo Neruda’s Here I Love You

Here I Love you is a poem about love once again.  This time our poet speaks to his departed beloved.  She has gone ‘there’  while he remains ‘here’.  The sadness that echoes through the line Sometimes I get up early and even my soul is wet is richly melancholic.  He sends her his messages of […]

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PARAGUAY AND THE WAR OF THE TRIPLE ALLIANCE- Part 2

  The Importance of River Access: How Geopolitics Provoked the War of the Triple Alliance   Last week we started our exploration of the Paraguayan War and how river access was of vital importance to the landlocked nation. Remember, in 1850, Brazilian ships were granted free navigation along the Paraguay River.  In exchange, Paraguay wanted […]

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Spanglish Sunday (4)

Es domingo. It’s Sunday. I hope you’ve got plans for a relaxing or fun-filled day.  To bring a little laugh to your day, I’ve got another set of Spanglish memes for you…               Hope you’ve kept your cookies for desert!  Have a lovely week ahead.     Check out […]

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