A Brief Introduction to the Mexican Revolution

  In 1910, the Mexican economy was still primarily based on agriculture and mining.  Society was constructed around a feudal-style system where a handful of wealthy landowners controlled vast estates which accounted for the majority of land.  These ‘semi-kingdoms’ were autonomously run and dependent on subservient labour.  Peasant workers were usually granted a small parcel […]

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Friday Canción: Cinco de Mayo Songs

Hola, Otra vez es viernes.  And it’s also almost May 5th once again.  You remember the significance of Cinco de Mayo, right? It was the day in 1862 when a small, armed Mexican battalion faced off against the larger and stronger, invading French forces under the command of Napoleon III.  The steadfast determination of the […]

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Fun Facts About Latin America (5)

The Lluvia de Peces or Aguacero de Pescado is a festival that has been celebrated every year in Yoro since 1998.   The phenomenon of ‘raining’ animals (or even objects like coins and hazelnuts) is one that has occurred throughout history and has been explained as nuances of meteorology, marine activity or even migratory patterns.  Whatever […]

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