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Guadalupe, home to the patron saint of the Spanish-speaking world

In a sleepy village, tucked away in the rolling hills of eastern Extremadura, inside an enormous building, lies an extraordinary object with profound meaning across the Spanish-speaking world. 757 more words


Virgin of Guadalupe

Puerto Vallerta . Jesus and the virgin of Guadalupe. Patronage Mexico. Standing atop a crescent moon and carried by an angel.

A hot day and we were sick, tired and grumpy

Pancho's Products

When Francisco “Pancho” Ruiz was a young boy living in Michoacan, Mexico, his mother would plant roses on a small patch of land. The roses were called rosas de castilla and when they blossomed, Ruiz’s mother would pick the pink petals off, dry them, and sell them along with other herbs and vegetables in the pueblo. 3,985 more words

Gracias a Dios!

We live not in San Luis Potosi, the State Capital, but in what was until thirty years ago a farming community on the outskirts.  Soledad de Graciano Sanchez has grown enough to be considered a “municipalidad”, a city in its own right, with an annual Enchilida Fiesta where the famous norteño band “Los Tigres del Norte” played last year.  1,475 more words

San Luis Potosi

"Those of us who love Naples..."

“…are constantly called upon to defend her…” writes Shirley Hazzard in her  The Ancient Shore: Dispatches from Naples.

And yet how can you not?  469 more words

Tamales step-by-step: Diagrams, instructions and a bit of history

Tamales, of course, are a traditional favorite this time of year in Mexico, and are served whenever friends and family gather, starting from Dia de La Virgen de Guadalupe… 1,097 more words

Mexican Holidays

Twelve Feather Dancers and a Virgin

December 12 was a big day in Oaxaca. First of all, it was Virgin of Guadalupe Day – the day marking the appearance of the Virgin Mary to indigenous peasant Juan Diego in 1531, a huge deal in this state of 16 different indigenous groups. 1,248 more words

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