Every year on August 15, Guatemala City celebrates its patroness with the Fiesta de la Virgen de la Asunción. It’s a fascinating tradition and a colorful expression of Guatemalan culture and history.
Although the origin of the festivity is religious, the celebration has grown into a much bigger festival that includes social, cultural, and gastronomic events.
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This is how Egan Bernal became the first Latin American champion of the Tour de France on July 28, 2019.
It’s the last day of the race. He pedals his last 79 of the whopping 2,150 miles (3,460 kilometers) he’s pedaled over the last month. He isn’t pedaling alone; a large group of cyclists is nearby.
The hot summer sun beats down as he finds his way inside the fleet of...Read More
Did you know that six Latin American authors who wrote groundbreaking books ended up winning the Nobel prize in literature?
Prominent writers took over the Latin American literature scene in the mid-20th century. The international success of the Latin American genre of magical realism was part of the movement known as the Latin American Boom.
While many celebrated writers...Read More
In Latin America, informal settlements known as “slums” have emerged across the region, providing low-quality shelter to more than 117 million people who live in shocking levels of poverty. The immensity of cities such as Mexico City, Buenos Aires, and Lima generates overcrowded living conditions without access to electricity or clean water. People living in Latin American slums also suffer...Read More
The La Ceiba Carnival in Honduras is a joyful celebration full of color and music that you don’t want to miss!
La Ceiba is a beautiful city with kind people, breathtaking beaches, and awesome venues. It’s a newly popular ecotourism destination that offers hiking, ziplining, rafting, scuba diving, biodiversity, and a vibrant nightlife.
This carnaval (carnival) inspires all of La...Read More
El Festival de la Mejorana or El Festival de Guararé has been celebrated since 1949, at the end of September in the town of Guararé, 172 miles (277 kilometers) away from Panama City.
What is la mejorana?
But what is a Mejorana? Lots of Spanish speakers don’t even know this word. That’s because it’s a traditional Panamanian instrument, which looks like a small guitar, and has only...Read More
Would you like to attend unforgettable festivals in the Dominican Republic? Need a little push to decide where to go on your next trip?
Let me show you 10 of the liveliest festivals and celebrations that happen in this Caribbean country.
Read this article to discover what La República Dominicana has to offer!
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Imagine yourself in South America—riding the legendary “Train to the Clouds” all the way across Argentina’s highest peaks! Now, look out the window and marvel at the breathtaking landscapes of the Andes mountains as you immerse yourself into the past!
If this pulse-pounding scene sounds like your kind of adventure, keep on reading to discover everything you need to know about one of the...Read More
The first form of currency, or at least the oldest one ever recorded, is the Mesopotamian Shekel and it emerged 5,000 years ago. A long time has passed since then, but currency is still the most practical and common way of exchanging goods and services among humans.
While Hispanics the world over share the same language, a similar culture, and many other traits, we don’t share the same...Read More
La Feria de Las Flores—the 64th annual Flower Festival in Medellin, Colombia—is scheduled for August 12-22, 2021!
Thousands foreign tourists and Colombian nationals attend this spectacular event each year. It’s one of Colombia’s key regional festivals and serves both a celebration of Medellín’s identity and a stunning display of the gorgeous flowers that are grown in the region. ...Read More