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A Gringo Guide to the Mexican Revolution

A Gringo Guide to the Mexican Revolution – A 56 page, coffee table style book with the complete, bloody history of the Mexican Revolution 1910-1921, with lots of great historic pictures. 66 more words

Cinco de Mayo - What is that?

Let’t talk about Cinco de Mayo. A few days ago I started seeing what were supposed to be mexican decorations everywhere. Apparently people here were getting ready to celebrate Cinco Mayo Which, in someone’s mind, was Mexico’s Independence Day. 444 more words

Lifestyle

Mad Max for Mex? ... and the Russians are coming!

Continuing the saga of the French intervention:

To save the “Latin” people, choice would fall on a German-speaking prince: Archduke Maximilian von Hapsburg of the Austria-Hungarian Empire. 1,584 more words

Gringo(landia)

Military History: 10 Amazing Military Underdog Stories

Underdogs have a special place in the hearts of many, whether it’s the upstart Celtic Iceni tribe led by Boudicca revolting against the Romans or the ice-veined Spartans fighting in one of history’s greatest last stands against the Persians at Thermopylae. 896 more words

Military History

The Battle of Puebla

This day starts like any other as if
not knowing what transpired this
triumphant, historical day in May. Is
the victory over France ours or your(s)? 190 more words

Poetry

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

The Battle of Puebla

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

I just wanted to wish all my readers a happy Cinco de Mayo. This holiday, which is not a Federal holiday in Mexico, and which many people assume is has something to do with the Mexican Independence Day, or the sinking of shipment of mayonnaise bound for Mexico by a German U-Boat during the First World War actually celebrates something entirely different. 422 more words

History

Op-Ed: No, Cinco de Mayo Isn't Mexican Independence Day

A painting of a scene from the Battle of Puebla, the lopsided battle Mexican soldiers fought, and won, against the French on May 5, 1862.  237 more words

Op-Ed