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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15 Books Set in Latin America for Your Reading List

15 Books Set in Latin America

Looking for books set in Latin America to expand your Summer reading list? I’ve got some recommendations. Exploring a culture is always interesting, but it’s made more fantastic when you can immerse yourself in the surroundings, read the dialogues and experience the setting from varied perspectives. With that in mind, here are a few of […]

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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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Christmas Traditions in Latin America

Latin American Christmas Traditions in the Sun

Latino Christmas Are you ready for your Christmas celebrations? I’m slowly but surely getting there. Today, I want to share with you some Christmas traditions in Latin America. I love the charm and crisp beauty of a white Christmas. Songs and poems and even movies pay homage to that imagery, after all. While the sentiments […]

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26+ Hispanic Heritage Month Ideas, Resources and Activities

The Ultimate List of Hispanic Heritage Month Activities by Over The Andes

 What is Hispanic Heritage Month all about and why is it celebrated? Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 every year in the United States.  The month serves to engender a greater understanding and deeper appreciation for the contributions of the Hispanic peoples to the United States. It’s a time when 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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