Is Spanish the Most Popular Language Spoken in South America? | Fun Facts About Latin America (11)

Fun Facts about Latin America continues today with what might sound like a trick question. Is Spanish really the most popularly spoken language in South America? I know, I know, you want to shout at me, “Of course it is!” Out of 422 million people in South America, 210 million speak Spanish and 206 million […]

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Latin American Celebrations: Workbooks for beginner Spanish Learners

Inside: Workbooks for beginner Spanish learners using Latin American celebrations. Looking for information on Cinco de Mayo, Día de Muertos or Nochebuena? I’ve got you covered! You can check out the aforementioned links to find out how each of those festivities are celebrated in Latin America. For many Spanish learners, understanding the culture within which […]

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Nochebuena celebrations in latin America

Nochebuena Celebrations in Latin America

Nochebuena celebrations are no joke in Latin America. Here, fun is serious business! Nochebuena literally translates to ‘good night’ and is the Spanish expression for Christmas Eve. It is a major festive celebration within Latin American culture. For many, December 24 is a much bigger event than December 25. In fact, Christmas Eve is the […]

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Children’s books set in Latin America

Children's books set in latin america

Children’s books set in Latin America are great to introduce younger ones to the cultural diversity of the region. They’re also fantastic to provide adults with a little peep into the history and legends of Latin America. I’ll readily admit to learning more from reading some of these stories with my children. Hispanic Heritage Month […]

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The Women of Mexico’s Independence Story

The Women of Mexican Independence

The women of Mexico’s independence story are many. History texts record a few names and leave out far too many details. However, scholars, researchers, journalists and information seekers of the 21st century are making strides to uncover the untold stories of many of the world’s heroines. On September 16, 2020 Mexico celebrates 210 years of […]

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FUN FACTS ABOUT LATIN AMERICA (10)

With over 3000 km of coastline, Colombia has hundreds of beaches to delight locals and tourists alike. Check out The Crazy Tourist‘s guide to the best beaches in Colombia: 15 Best Beaches in Colombia. One famous Colombia native (hint: Shakira) hails from one of the largest coastal cities in the country: Barranquilla! Would you like […]

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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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