December 12th is the Roman Catholic feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe). On this day, millions of faithful followers from all over the Americas (particularly in Mexico and the North American Southwest) celebrate the apparition of the Virgin Mary to the amerindian, Juan Diego, on the hill of Tepeyec in 1531. Continue reading
Every Tribe Nation & Tongue
Mi Burrito Sabanero
The Benefits of Being Bilingual
What do you call a person that speaks two languages? Answer: Bilingual.
What do you call a person that speaks three languages? Answer: Trilingual.
What do you call a person that speaks one language? Answer: a North American. Continue reading
Crossing the Street
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One of the very first things to grab my attention upon arriving to Peru was the enormous divide between “the haves” and “have-nots.” While Latin America’s recent economic boom has caused the gap to narrow significantly, the region continues to be one of the most unequal in the world. Continue reading
In Him No North or South
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We humans come in a wide array of shapes, sizes, and colors. We are a magnificent mingling of all sorts of languages, cultures, and world views. Yet despite all of our differences, there are two things we share in common. Continue reading