The history of Latin America dates back centuries to when it was first populated by ancient civilizations and cultures. However, Latin America as a region acquired its name after the arrival of European colonizers in the 15th century.
Read this article for a full timeline and breakdown of the captivating history of Latin America.
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Cinco de Mayo is the ultimate Mexican holiday. It’s a celebration of Mexican culture, history, and way of life. Actually, it has even been called the “Mexican St. Patrick’s Day.”
Surprisingly enough, in Mexico, it’s not such a big deal. Yes, Mexicans love a good fiesta, just not this one in particular.
On the other hand, people in the United States just love it! So much that...Read More
Even if you don’t believe in the supernatural, you gotta admit there’s some thrill in being shaken up by good old-fashioned scary stories or myths!
Feeling a little bit spooked is an exciting and fun experience, especially when shared with others. In Spanish-speaking countries, scary stories are a big part of our family upbringing—they’re the tales and myths we pass on from...Read More
Latin American food embodies unique, robust, and memorable flavors—and pupusas are no exception!
Did you know that Leonardo Dicaprio declared in an interview that this typical dish from El Salvador was one of the best he’s ever tasted? Even better than tacos!
Pupusas have crossed borders around the world, positioning themselves as one of the most popular Latin American...Read More
During the 20th century, many incredibly talented Latin American artists emerged. Through their work, they shaped the hearts and minds of Latinos throughout the continent and beyond. We’ve enjoyed the art of everyone from great poets like Pablo Neruda to hilarious comedians such as Chespirito.
As the 21st century began and the internet exploded into the phenomenon that it is...Read More
Cinco de Mayo and Día de los Muertos are traditional Latino celebrations in the US and Canada. Obviously, the Latino communities in these countries also celebrate Christmas, or Navidad.
Latinos in the US and Canada do celebrate Thanksgiving, but they do it in their own unique style and, as we’ll see, in a very delicious way.
In this post, we’ll explore...Read More
“Who do I call if I want to call Europe?” – Henry Kissinger
That quote from the former US Secretary of State was a way of saying that the European Union was just an abstract idea. In a way, he had a point. At the time Kissinger said it, European institutions were not as developed as they are today. Something similar happens with Latin America that makes us wonder: Where is the...Read More
Today is Independence Day in Guatemala! ¡Feliz día de la independencia!
When I was little, I remember wondering why people ran with torches through the streets during Independence week. It was just so weird to me! Then, my parents told me it was a tradition that represented how horsemen many years ago went to different countries in Central America to announce that Guatemala was now...Read More
Home is where the heart is, isn’t it? Home is where our roots are, where our ancestors are from, and where our family lives. Home is where we create a comfortable space for living. A house may be anything from a high-rise apartment in the center of a pulsating city to a rustic cabin in the middle of nowhere. We make a house into a home with love, kindness, care, and gratitude.
A common...Read More
What do you think of when you hear “Latin America?” Salsa, guacamole, and Machu Picchu might come to mind, but Latin America is so much more! Do you know all 26 countries in Latin America?
A Brief History of Latin America
People have inhabited Latin America for thousands of years, starting with native groups like the Olmec, Maya, Inca, and Aztec. Starting in the 15th century, European...Read More