10 Traditional Latino and Caribbean Christmas Foods… and drinks!

Feliz Navidad! 12 more days to December 25th!!!!!  Are you getting ready? Are you actually ready?  Wow and hats off to you, if you are! There are lots of things I love about this season and over the next couple of weeks I’ll share some of them, but, for today, I’m going to talk about […]

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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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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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The Gender Constructs of Marianismo and Machismo and the Roles of La Malinche and the Virgen de Guadalupe (Part I)

  One of the topics we cover in Intro to Latin American Studies is Gender in Latin America.  Of course, this is a huge topic, upon which many research studies, books, thesis papers and projects have been based.  To break down the subject matter a little, we usually address four concepts and, around them, fit […]

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