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Cinco de Mayo
Mexico in San Francisco 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
Mexico on the SF BAY Fruitvale Oakland on BART is the up and coming celebration among the three metro centers with the SATURDAY parade and two day street fest. It's other signature celebration is Dia de Los Muertos 
San Francisco: First Sunday in May 
Various events, plus a colorful parade on the first Sunday in May through the Mission District with mariachis, bands, dancers and floats. Parade starts at 24th and Bryant streets at 10am , goes to down Mission to 15th Street. Festival with paid admission follows at the Civic Center Info MECA: (415) 826-1401
MECA at || 
San Jose: First Sunday in May Parade 10:00 am - 12 noon in downtown San Jose from Santa Clara Street to Market Street.  More Info: American GI Forum of San Jose
(408) 923-4356 Transit Info  (408) 321-2300 (800) 894-9908 

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Dia de Los Muertos / Day of the Dead
don't miss our guide to the other major Mexican holiday, About a subject we all share:  death

MexicanMuseum.orgDecember 2003 - The finest  Mexican Museum outside of Mexico is scheduled to open in a magnificent new building to be constructed between 3rd and 4th Streets on Mission  in San Francisco across from the Yerba Buena (Good Herb) Gardens 

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Cinco de Mayo 2000 || GAME: || Home of the World's Largest Burrito Foto Story
 Announced at 4,289 feet 
Washington State #1 at altavista & our pick for 2001 as best Cinco site
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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.
#1 spot in google search engine

design Cinco de Mayo by WorldBook |||||#1 spot on Yahoo Search  
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. 


Mole is a complex sauce made from chile, spices, and chocolate.  Some say it was invented by Pueblo nuns seeking to impress the visiting archbishop. Pueblo is also the site of the Cinco de Mayo battle and one of the few places the holiday is observed with much gusto in Mexico

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WildChile Links by
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Burrito The capital of the North american Burrito is San Francisco's Mission Dristrict. Look for our burrito links there
World's 2nd Largest Burrito (pictorial).  

At the 1997 Cinco celebration in Rengstorff Park, Mountain View/ Silicon Valley California 
(see above took the crown in '99)

Menudo    the Menudo story
byJust Crockpot

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

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

Cinco de Mayo by ||
12 recipes to brighten a sprightly holiday meal, whether enjoyed at home or at a picnic in the park following a colorful parade.

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  Get up to $10 FREE GROCERIES is a bilingual online grocery store specializing in authentic Mexican foods, household products, recipes and cookbooks. You'll find over 1,000 hard to find items of imported and national leading food brands
The Food and Life of Oaxaca : Traditional Recipes from Mexico's Heart

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"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!  
the secret ingredient...lime marmalade...that makes this one the best. 
up-to-date tequila industry news
The tequila home page a tribute

Tequila culture & Myths  
copious references and links to sources, including  recipes, drink mixes, margaritas, industry sites,

Having Margaritas With The Goddess ||

  Famous Tequila Expert visits Café Iguana in Singapore  
Me & Julio by
(5929 Geary /23rd San Francisco CA)  

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

Your Guide Mexican Beer Links  by About's Mexican Cuisine Guide Jessica Cuba

Your Guide
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Music & Dance:
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Carlos' message for the new millennium of international brotherhood tells us to keep playing and praying. 
TRIVIA QUESTION: Carlos Santana is only the second most popular Latin guitar player to spend formative youth years growing up in the SFMission district. Who is the first ?wallofsound.'s Santana Bio
A clue ( His line of neckwear is sold next to Santana's at Macy's and was the first to feature a musician)
For your answer Answer click here to see the only group listed ahead of Santana in the '99 all-time great Bay Area band readers poll by the #1 paper
Wall of Sound by abc
Bios on the Big 3 Latin Music Superstars Carlos, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez

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 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
Cinco de Mayo. Mexico Lindo presents: Costumes and Dances of the Regions of Mexico. Jalisco. Chihuahua. Sinaloa. Veracruz.

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Featuring some of the biggest celebrations in Latin Americal
Vera Cruz Mexico
One of our nine mythical global Carnaval Cities of the new age was the portal to the last age as well

Latin Explosion! Pick 6: Official Web Sites of Artists

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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Music of the new Millennium! 
"Santana on the crest of a wave, culling the cream of the music world's singers and incorporating catchy rhythms and of course mind-blowing guitar-playing from Carlos himself. Nearly all the songs here are perfect" 
1 of nearly 1000 reviews !
Save 26% at amazon  1999 Bmg/Arista;  Cassette at amazon 

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latanco5.gif (2452 bytes)Latin America's Portals 

Much web death in the last year including LatinoLink aka  keeps list top ten sites in many categories. Latin American only shows Brazil in 2001. Spain's Terra and Brazil's UOL are now main competition to USA's Microsoft, AOL, and Yahoo.
terra  || In English My Yahoo! Mexico - Spanish
  Cultura || Educación   Entretenimiento || Mujer Música

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the original market leader with lots of growing competition amidst most pioneers littered amidst fading memories

¡Bienvenidos a AOLA! 
AOL México
||  Argentina

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One of the first portals with a powerful Inktomi database search engine. No mas English in 2001 (238 bytes)  
Has moved on editorially and new seems a mile wide and an inch deep. esp_only.gif (238 bytes) about 
Supersite w/ offices in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Sao Paolo, Brazil and Montevideo, Uruguay  

MEDIA Local Newspapers

La Prensa Bilingual Spanish weekly in Southern California

El Mensajero 
2760 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 206-7230 Fax: (415) 206-7238
Bay Area's leading bilingual weekly founded in 1987 published by Jose del Castillo.

Advance Magazine 
4230 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 585-1080
Fax: (415) 585-1398
Bilingual Spanish-language monthly in Northern California. Founded: 1990.
publisher Marco Meza

El Bohemio News   ||  
4178 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 469-9579 Fax: (415) 469-9481
founded in 1971, the oldest Spanish-language weekly in San Francisco 

 El Observador Publications || CALENDAR
P.O. Box 1990 San Jose, CA 95109
(408) 453-2944 Fax: (408) 453-2979
"Largest" Bilingual Spanish weekly distributed in Northern California. Founded: 1980. Publisher: Hilbert Morales.

El Reportero
2988 Mission St., Ste. 103 San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 648-3711 Fax: (415) 648-3721
Bilingual Spanish weekly in San Francisco. Publisher Marvin Ramirez 

El Tecolote
2601 Mission St., Ste. 700 San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 648-1045 Fax: (415) 648-1046
Spanish bilingual monthly associated with SF City College. Founded: 1970. Circulation: 10,000. Publisher: Juan Gonzales.

La Opiñion 
nation's largest Spanish-language daily circulated in So Cal

Lists of Links

Salsa Web Guide ||New York City Latin Links in features Nine Global Cities including the birthplace of Salsa the one & only NYC.  Also the home of Spanish speaking America's largest Carnaval and site of middle America's most important events is Veracruz Mexico   As we approach the 40 year anniversary of Castro's Cuba and the death of most associated with one of America's most embarrassing international dialogues we can start appreciating the amazing musical culture of the Caribbean's largest nation. Here is our DRAFT guide to Cuba, which awaits an excursion or an editor before we completely launch it. 

Mexican-based engine claims to be the most robust search engine in Latin America. 

An innovative search site that uses votes of users to determine which pages to recommend. 

Yahoo! en español esp_only.gif (238 bytes)

Easy-to-use searchable index is available in country-specific versions from its home page. 
Yupi esp_only.gif (238 bytes)
A Latin American search engine and portal service based in Miami.

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5 stars Variety sounds, she's gorgeous!
Thalia came back really "Arrasando", her 7th album is totally different of others. Pop, Rap and Reggae are present on this album. Her voice is simply great. This album was a revolution on her career.
Submitted by a CD Universe reviewer in Joinville,SC 
Two Thalia Fan sites


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Culture & Arts

Your Guide Latino Culture US with  Richard L Vázquez at about  Your GuideJody Miller who does Central America on Cinco Your Guide Spanish Language

The Taco Shop Poets last update '99
"With feet on both sides of the border we declare that Cappuccino and poetry are no more! Long live salsa and the spoken word!

APN || email pocho ||
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
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SF Bay Area Latin Events || 
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Mexican Folk Dance Calendar of Events by
Web's best comprehenisve list of Latino Cultural Events. Send your event
E-Mail Card by BlueMountainArts

"Si se puede" 

or "Yes you can." 

 is the motto Cesar Chavez adopted for organizing farm workers:

 "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."
Martin Luther King, Jr

"In working on civil rights, environmental, and other issues, we can continue affirming Cesar's goal of human justice and equality for all.
Anita Quintanilla

Mexico Watch

02/16/2001 - Chronicle SF Gate
Cowboy Summit is President Bush's first trip abroad  || Bush, Fox talk trade, immigration." He presented her with a photograph of himself and first lady Laura Bush and was rewarded, in turn, with a pizza-sized plate of cookies." 
03/29/2001Masked Zapatistas Face Mexican Congress - Rebel leaders say armed struggle over 
03/24/2001  Visit Opens Up Environmental Cooperation  03/24/2001  NEWS ANALYSIS - Both Davis, Fox Reap Dividends From Visit
Search sfgate for "Vicente Fox"

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Mexico Voices by

Mexico Campaigns 
Skilled translators needed
: Become a part of Global Exchange's efforts to promote human rights and democracy in Mexico even if you don'tGood Deals Are Cool! live in San Francisco and can't spend months abroad!

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