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Love in the Time of Cholera - Book Review
Love in the Time of Cholera is an astoundingly powerful love story. The author delves into the minds of his characters. He tells their stories as events woven into a continuity not bound by chronology. The character's stories are revealed, embroidered, shelved,then woven back into the whole.
Macho, a term that is often used to describe a man as aggressively virile, has noble roots in the Nahuatl language of the Indians of Latin America. In Nahuatl, macho refers to a wise, exemplary leader with no reference to gender. In Iberia, macho refers to a brave, wise and strong leader.
Nicaragua Inter-Oceanic Canal
For centuries governments, businessmen and explorers have dreamed of a canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Countless deals have been made and abandoned. The latest news from Nicaragua is the announcement of a deal with a Chinese businessman to build a canal through Nicaragua.
Pan de Muertos - Bread of the Dead
In Spanish, the phrase pan de muertos means "bread of the dead," and is the traditional sweet-bread baked for Día de los Muertos. The food offerings were meant to sustain the spirits of loved ones on their arduous journey to their underworld. Includes an easy pan de muertos recipe.
Panama Canal and Culture
The Republic of Panama has a cultural diversity that is uniquely rich as a result of the continual procession of international visitors to one of the greatest engineering marvels of the world, the Panama Canal. Panamanians are known for their warm acceptance, tolerance and harmony.
Romancing the Cuban Cigar
Cuban cigars are highly prized world-wide for their superior quality. Cigar smoking is most often described in sensuous terms. One sips the cigar and enjoys an hour of opulent smoking pleasure. Many law-abiding American have been seduced into crime by the lust for Cuban cigars.
Sangre de Cristo Mountains
Stunningly beautiful, with many delightful small towns and communities the San Luis Valley in south central Colorado is a unique region of the Sangre de Cristos. The Spanish influence is clearly seen in the town centers with their historic adobe churches, colorful murals and delicious cuisine.
Simon Bolivar - Liberator
From wealthy orphan to impoverished hero, Simon Bolivar lead an extraordinary life of sacrifice to gain freedom for South America. He was far ahead of his time politically and socially. There are hundreds of places named in Bolivar’s honor and monuments built in homage to him all over the world.
The Aguero Sisters Book Review
The Aguero Sisters is a story of magnetism, myth, magic and miracles. The story is about the Cuban sisters Reina and Constancia who are separated for thirty years by the Cuban revolution. Garcia's love of language is apparent in her lush, prose enlivened with magical realism and satire.
The House on Mango Street - Book Review
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros is a profound, lyrical coming of age story that can inspire confidence, while being, sad, funny, and tragic. It is entertaining, and thought provoking. The more you read it, the more value it brings you.
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