Latin Americans around the region are honoring their departed loved ones with Day of the Dead celebrations, blending pre-Columbian rituals with the Roman Catholic observance of all Saint’s Day on Nov. 1 and All Soul’s Day on Nov. 2. The holiday known in Spanish as “Dia de los Muertos,” is especially popular in Mexico, [...]
Kitchen RescueBy Reggie Aspiras
Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is one of Mexico’s most popular fiestas. The feast days coincides with our celebration of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days.
Maria Susana Flores walked up to the microphone in a sequined black dress, showing the judges of the Sinaloa Woman beauty contest the smile and the strut she had perfected in pageants since preschool.
A federal prosecutor says a Mexican beauty queen killed in a shootout between suspected drug traffickers and soldiers likely fired a gun during the clash in the Pacific coast state of Sinaloa.
By Mark Stevenson
Mexican archaeologists say they have determined that the ancient Mayas built watchtower-style structures atop the ceremonial ball court at the temples of Chichen Itza to observe the equinoxes and solstices, and they said Friday that the discovery adds to understanding of the many layers of ritual significance that the ball game had for the culture.
Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, arguably best known for his “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” is suffering from senile dementia, his brother says.
By Ino Manalo
For a Filipino, visiting Mexico is like coming home. Strangely, inexplicably, we will feel that we have journeyed far away without leaving our shores at all.