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Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo celebrates solidarity among Mexican and Latino immigrants to the USA. It's date which usually means a parade on the first weekend in May for Latin communities throughout  USA. The date itself refers to one of Mexico's four major invasions through the Carnaval City of Vera Cruz. The French  attackers were defeated further inland at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
(Mexican Independence Day also known as El Grito de Dolores (Cry of Dolores) is Sept. 16, 1810
San Francisco's Cinco de Mayo parade begins at 10am on Sunday  at Harrison and 24th to Mission and 16th with a Festival   afterwards at Civic Center Plaza.
Call MECA at 415-826-1401 for more info
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Celebrating Mexican heritage.  World Book articles chronicle the history of Mexico and the important role Mexican Americans and other Hispanic Americans have played in shaping the United States. 

Cinco de Mayo 2000 || GAME: || Home of the World's Largest Burrito Foto Story
 Announced at 4,289 feet
  best Cinco de Mayo site 1999 by Yahoo Magazine Washington State
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If you love Menudo, you'll love being in San Marcos, Texas  the first weekend in May for their big statewide cook-off.
Menudo is a wonderfully aromatic soup made of tripe, hominy and chili, and is stewed for hours with garlic and other spices. the broth is rich, red, papery, and glistens with fat. It stimulates the senses, arms the insides, and clears the head."

World's 2nd Largest Burrito (pictorial).

At the 1997 Cinco de Mayo celebration in Rengstorff Park, Mountain View a big part of Silicon Valley 

"burrito-izaton of the falafel" cultural imperialism and/or postmodernism. True False ||  SFWeekly also has an investment tip about the world capital of the Burrito 


Cinco de Mayo Fiesta by epicurious 
Browse dozens of options in this huge recipe database

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo: Favorites from the Houston Chronicle || Cinco de Mayo Recipes by ||
Mole by sfgate
Mole by sfgate

"From its color to its most renown flavor it reminds us of a Mexican texture that harmonizes tradition and myth. Tequila owes its essence to a deep root blended through time" 
Spike's World Famous Margaritas ||
Having Margaritas With The Goddess || (5929 Geary /23rd SF CA)

Guide to Mexican Beers 
" Mexico is largely a lager nation...beers tend to be smoother, cleaner and more subtle than ales. "

Music & Dance:
Salsa on the web by
We think salsa is one of the big four Musical S's of New World Carnaval music. The others are being samba, soca & swamp. To change your left frame menu to our all Latin menu featuring Salsa and Veracruz Carnival click here. (Hint: the left margin will collapses if you drag it to the

Mexican Folk Dance Calendar of Events
Mexican Dance,Music, Art & Culture Web Sites by
Sponsored by Los Danzantes de Alegría of Fremont

Sponsored by Los Danzantes de Alegría of Fremont || History: Women in Mariachi Instituto Cultural "Raices Mexicanas"
Dedicated to promotion and research of the Folklórico (Mexican) Dance
Dr. Loco's Rockin' Jalapeño Band
Schedules, recordings, Lectures and Workshops.

Cinco de Mayo History & Link List by

"The French had landed in Mexico (along with Spanish and English troops) five months earlier on the pretext of collecting Mexican debts from the newly elected government of democratic President (and Indian) Benito Juarez. The English and Spanish quickly made deals and left. The French, however, had different ideas. Under Emperor Napoleon III, who detested the United States, the French came to stay."
Cinco De Mayo on angelfire
An alternative history

CincodeMayo- La Batalla de Puebla ||| holidays by |Home  
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Test Your Knowledge: Cinco Trivia by sired .com

Latin Web Hubs
latanco5.gif (2452 bytes)LatinoLink || Events || Carnaval-SF || Mexican Museum || Day of the Dead
This beautiful San Francisco-based site covers news, politics, business, jobs, travel and lifestyles for North America.
|| El Andar
Southbay site features the Latino Magazine for Art, Politics and Culture Find works by Francisco X. Alarcon like Amor Oscuro

List of Links
Empowering  the Latino community by providing a gateway on the Internet ||
history || your WebJefa: Sylvia Gonzales
Remember the words of the great Emiliano Zapata . . . it is better to die on your feet than live on your knees. . .

Culture & Arts
|| It's not easy to put a name on the people of Latin America || Aztlan: the original home of the Aztecs

The Taco Shop Poets
"With feet on both sides of the border we declare that Cappuccino and poetry are no more! Long live salsa and the spoken word!...Taco shops are cultural centers, they are the the cultural crossroads for the new millenium
better git it in charley's soul ADOLFO GUZMÁN LÓPEZ
to a cholo dying young by Victor Payan
mr. boom boom man by MICHELE SERROS

Ben and Justin's Tortilla art Page
"He didn't understand. I don't fully understand, but I will try to explain as best I can"

APN ||
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They Were Chicanos but Now Proudly Say They're Pochos || By PETER HONG of LA Times  
features the writing, essays & columns of lalo lopez
the national editorial cartoon by lalo alcaraz

Events & Forum/Bulletin Board
[Cinco de Mayo Stamp]Mexican Folk Dance Calendar of Events by
Web's best comprehenisve list of Latino Cultural Events. Send your event
SF Bay Area Latin Events || ||
You can add your own event or visit our collection of web sites who will keep you in the mix

E-Mail Card by BlueMountainArts

Remembering A Modest Cesar Chavez on | |
by Anita Quintanilla

"In working on civil rights, environmental, and other issues, we can continue affirming Cesar's goal of human justice and equality for all. Martin Luther King, Jr. eloquently expressed this idea when he wrote to Cesar in 1966, "Our separate struggles are really one -- a struggle for freedom, for dignity and for humanity...We are together in spirit and in determination that our dreams for a better tomorrow will be realized."


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