Tag Archives: Mexico

The Maya People and the prophecies

by: Carlos Quintana Everybody has something to say about today, so it was my intention to write another version about December 21st, the calendar, winter solstice, its prophecies and doomsday. I guess I am not up to it today too … Continue reading

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The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe

From: The Community of the Franciscans of the Renewal (based on the original account) December 9th, 1531, the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Juan Diego, a recent convert to the Catholic faith, was walking to attend the early morning Mass … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead

by La Voz de Mexico It sounds ominous to those of us from European backgrounds. Naturally we think of Halloween, the ancient Celtic festival which has come to represent the return of ghosts and goblins and a night of evil … Continue reading

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Authentic salsa recipes

From mexicanrecipes.me The burnt salsa (salsa quemada) The roasted tomato Mexican salsa (Salsa Quemada) is characterized by a pleasant smoky or “burnt” taste because of the roasted tomatoes and chilies. It is used as a side to other dishes in … Continue reading

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History and Symbolism of México’s Flag

Día de la Bandera (“Flag Day”) is a national holiday in Mexico. Flag Day is celebrated every year on February 24 since its implementation in 1937. It was established by the President of Mexico, General Lázaro Cárdenas, before the monument to General Vicente Guerrero, first to pledge allegiance to the Mexican flag on March 12, 1821.
When the Pledge is recited, it is customary to salute the flag with the raised arm Bellamy Salute while speaking. When the flag is being paraded, the arm is held across the chest, palm parallel to the ground. (from: Wikipedia) Continue reading

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Mexico in your senses

(youtube video production: Willy Sousa)

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Monarch Butterflies: Top ten facts

By: Dr. Orley R. “Chip” Taylor Director of Monarch Watch http://www.monarchwatch.org Migration Hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies migrate from eastern North America to Mexico each fall to overwinter in the high elevation oyamel fir forests of the Transvolcanic Range … Continue reading

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Popocatepetl Volcano as seen from Mexico City

Etcétera Revista digital

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How not to kill your papaya tree

From Tropica Mango Rare & Exotic Fruit Nursery: There are two types of papayas, Hawaiian and Mexican. The Hawaiian varieties are the papayas commonly found in supermarkets. These pear-shaped fruit generally weigh about 1 pound and have yellow skin when … Continue reading

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Fruits in Mexico

By Justin Henderson in Cuponismo: Mexican Fruit Life in Mexico wouldn’t be the same without fruit.  Mexican fruit is so abundant, and so tasty it’s not surprising that it has embedded its way into the very culture of the country. … Continue reading

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