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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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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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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Connecting Through Cultural Diversity Awareness

I haven’t been posting on Over The Andes as often as I normally do because I’ve been working on some exciting projects.  One of those projects was a guest post for DaliTalks.  I featured Dali’s anti-bullying and diversity awareness blog a while ago, you can check out that post here. Dali and I ‘met’ while […]

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Hispanic and Latino: What’s the difference?

You’ve heard the terms Latin American, Hispanic and Latino.  Some might believe that they’re pretty much the same… they are NOT.  So what is Latin America? And where does the term “Hispanic” fit in? Take a look at this… A Haitian or person of Haitian descent can be called a Latin American.  A Brazilian or […]

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