What I’m Reading: Radiolab Border Trilogy

So listening to a podcast is not really reading, I know, but I get the chance to read or listen to podcasts on my commute to work and this trilogy from Radiolab really made me stop and think. Obviously being a Spanish major in college, working with Mexican immigrants in the U.S. and now living in Mexico, …

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The Real Meaning of Cinco de Mayo (No, it’s not Mexican Independence Day)

In the U.S. we tend to get very enthusiastic about holidays, especially when we're celebrating other countries' holidays. St. Patrick's Day is a bigger deal in the U.S. than in Ireland and Cinco de Mayo is hardly celebrated in México. So what exactly is Cinco de Mayo celebrating if not Mexican independence and why is …

Puebla Beer Fest

I really love good beer. Although living in Mexico can be exciting beer-wise because the craft beer scene here is just starting to blossom, it's also a little harder to find a good selection at your local store. So when an ad for Puebla Beer Fest popped up on Facebook (good job Facebook advertisers), I …