Cesar Chavez was a Mexican American human rights activist and leader.
We celebrate Cesar Chavez Day to honor his legacy within Latino and Hispanic communities. His contributions to civil rights and his fight for better working conditions for farmers in Yuma, Arizona was groundbreaking.
Get your students in on this meaningful celebration and honor his life with this list of...Read More
Dr. Ellen Ochoa is a Latina space pioneer!
She made history by becoming the first Hispanic woman to ever go to space. In 1990, Ellen Ochoa was admitted into NASA’s astronaut training and she became the first Latina in space in 1993 when she went on a nine-day mission aboard a space shuttle called Discovery.
Since then, she has gone into space 4 times and logged 1,000 hours in...Read More
Easter Island is one of the most magical and impressive spots on the planet.
La Isla de Pascua—also known as Rapa Nui or Easter Island—is an island that belongs to Chile as a territorio especial (special territory) in the region of Valparaíso, one of the 16 regions that constitute the country.
Easter Island statues are the most famous aspect of the island. These are large rock...Read More
You will be in awe to know that the first public library in Latin America is in the famous Mexican state of Puebla. This extraordinary Mexican library is home to unique records dating back centuries ago—some are even kept from the public!
Let’s explore the fascinating history and collections this library keeps.
The First Public Library in Latin America
In 1646, members of the...Read More
This is a curated list of 13 reasons why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an inspiration regardless of your political postures. More than highlighting her political agenda, I am dedicating this space to a Hispanic woman that has accomplished a position of power at, no less than, the US Congress.
Each and every one of these points remarks how she can serve as inspiration to young girls,...Read More
San Juan, Puerto Rico is known as the “Island of Enchantment” for good reason. With its bioluminescent bay, rainforests, beaches, warm people, and infectious music, there’s never a dull moment!
Puerto Rico captivates travelers from all over the world with its tropical climate, colonial architecture, traditional cuisine, colorful culture, and cobblestone streets. Plus, as part of the U.S.,...Read More
There’s a place in the highlands of Ecuador where the sky and the mountains seem to overlap, it’s called the Andean Cloud Forest.
This extraordinary ecosystem has one of the most impressive diversity of flora and fauna on planet Earth and it’s almost permanently covered by clouds.
Do you want to know the best part? You can visit it!
Keep reading to discover the...Read More
Chicha drink is a Latin American recipe that consists mainly of maize. Many Latin American countries prepare and enjoy it differently.
In this post I will review why Chicha is popular, and list the many Latin American countries that make it, not necessarily out of maize.
What Is the Meaning of chicha?
In the Real Academia Española’s website you can find more than 10...Read More
El Salvador is a Central American country full of life, natural beauty, interesting traditions, and kind people.
It’s the smallest country in Central America, with a territory of 8,124 square miles (21,041 square kilometers) and a population of 6.8 million. It borders Honduras to the northeast, Guatemala to the northwest, and the Pacific Ocean to the south.
Let’s take...Read More
The structure of the Guatemalan government reflects the fact that La República de Guatemala (the Republic of Guatemala) is a sovereign and independent nation.
Guatemala’s name comes from the nahuatl Quauhtlemallan which means “place of many trees.” It is in Central America and borders Belize to the west, Mexico to the northeast, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast.