"Santa" has taken on different meanings over the centuries and across borders.
Tag - essays
Border cities have historically been sites of innovation, the exchange of ideas, and artistic movements.
The Mexicans did not fight Nazi Germany or Italian fascism, but Japanese imperialism in Luzon and Formosa.
Francisco "Pancho Villa" may have had other intentions than just burglarizing a quiet town.
Día de los Muertos is the culmination of different practices, beliefs, and cultures.
Emiliano Zapata was an outlaw, an activist, and a celebrity all in one.
The Spanish general not only helped build the Chapultepec castle, but was rumored to be helping Mexico plan its independence.
In many ways, the border of the United States and Mexico is its own country.
The only real castle of the Americas is also the place where two cultures crossed swords in September 1847.
The Battle of Saipan, in which Guy Gabaldon fought, has been called the D-Day of the Eastern Front for its strategic importance.
Antonio López de Santa Anna was far from a perfect person, but he lived an interesting life.
There's a reason Mexican American street gangs transcend economic class, geography, and even centuries.
New evidence suggests that Davy Crockett may have died differently than how historians remember.
The Mexican flag has undergone numerous changes over the years.
The Taíno influence can be felt in dishes like the Puerto Rican pastel—a culinary cousin of the Mexican tamale—and even in the legendary dish of mofongo...
The first handshake took place in Texas. The second one took place in Mexico.
Many immigrants are people who come into this country seeking an opportunity to develop their lives.