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January 9 2011 Mexico Newsletter

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The broad brimmed and high round crowned sombrero, oftentimes intricately embroidered, patterned, and decorated, has become a national and cultural symbol of Mexico. However, would it surprise you to find out that in Mexico a "sombrero" is any style of hat that has a brim?

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What is a rebozo?

Answer from last week's question:

Known as sand fleas, sand flies, or midges, no see ums are tiny swarming and biting flying insects that are normally found near water. The beach town of San Blas, Nayarit, where I will be visiting next week, is infamous for these annoying pests. Yet, as will be discussed in an upcoming article, the San Blas no see ums can be (not) seen as, depending on ones perspective, a positive for that town.

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