Posts tagged "Cinco de Mayo"

Cinco de Mayo parade in Pilsen

Cinco de Mayo parade in Pilsen
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the United States than in Mexico. In Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, there were bands, vaqueros, bikers and lowriders in a parade Sunday along Cermak Road. Cinco de Mayo marks the 1862 Battle of Puebla where Mexico defeated France under Napoleon. In most of Mexico, May 5 is a regular... Read more »

MSNBC apologizes over offensive Cinco de Mayo segment

MSNBC apologizes over offensive Cinco de Mayo segment
You may have heard that MSNBC’s “Way Too Early” program embarrassed itself with a Cinco de Mayo segment showing a guy with a sombrero downing a tequila. They invited viewers to a tequila drinking game. Really? It wasn’t funny and MSNBC apologized. The National Association of Hispanic Journalists also condemned MSNBC. Here is part of... Read more »

World Cup victory for Mexico over France, it's like Cinco de Mayo

Mexico defeats France! Mexico beat the French for the first time in their nation’s history at the World Cup.But it wasn’t the first time Mexico beat the French in history. In the battle of Cinco de Mayo the Mexican Army defeated the French invaders in 1862. Isn’t it great when history repeats itself? Recall that... Read more »
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Obama asks Congress to work with him on immigration reform

President Obama came out with a stronger statement in favor of immigration reform. He spoke at a Cinco de Mayo event at the White House Wednesday clarifying statements last week that looked like he was cooling on immigration reform. “I was pleased to see a strong proposal for comprehensive reform presented in the Senate last... Read more »

For Cinco de Mayo Robert Rodriguez released a new trailer of "Machete" dedicated to Arizona

On Cinco de Mayo, director Robert Rodriguez released an “illegal” trailer of his new film “Machete” and dedicated it to Arizona. You can see it here at Ain’t It Cool and they encouraged viewers to “spread it everywhere.”  At first I wasn’t sure if this was a spoof but apparently the movie was shot a... Read more »

Don't celebrate Cinco de Mayo by drinking, make a statement like the Phoenix Suns or Los Suns

It’s Cinco de Mayo. And the truth is I have no special plans to celebrate this holiday. The fact is this day which commemorates the Mexican victory over the French in 1862 is NOT a major holiday in Mexico. It’s not Mexican Independence Day which is celebrated Sept. 16. Cinco de Mayo has become more... Read more »
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