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Cultural Corner: Colombian Dances

Cultural Corner: Colombian Dances

Colombia is a country with a long and varied musical history. The types of music and dance vary by region and have been influenced by Colombia’s unique history of pre-European indigenous cultures, the conquest by Spain in the early 1500s and the subsequent introduction of African slaves to the territory. Luckily, many of these traditional dances still exist and are […]

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Highlight on History: Cinco de mayo

Highlight on History: Cinco de mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a date that commemorates the Battle of Puebla, Mexico of 1862 in which the Mexican troops triumphed over the French army.  To understand this date better it is necessary to understand a little of the history of Mexico.  In 1821 Mexico gained independence from Spain. However, the Mexican government had incurred large debts with France among other […]

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Cultural Corner: Chupacabra

Cultural Corner: Chupacabra

This creature was first reported in Puerto Rico in 1995 when eight animals were discovered dead each with three puncture wounds to the chest. The animals were said to have been found with no blood in their bodies. A similar incident happened a few months later, also in Puerto Rico. In the following years similar sightings were reported throughout Latin […]

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