Latin America

Latin American Activities

The “Manila Galleons” brought to Latin America silk, for “Rebosos,” tissue paper, sequence, The Islamic technique of the ceramic art of Majolica for “Talavera”, glass, and the Converso Jewish technique of “Repujado” [Tin embossing]and metalsmith,...

Latin American Children’s Stories

in 1989 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), recommended safeguarding what they called “intangible cultural heritage.” recognizing oral tradition forms as part of the world’s cultural patrimony. “Oralidad”   ‘For the Rescue...

Latin American Foods

Latin American Indigenous ingredients: Achiote , Amaranth, Avocado, Beans, Blueberries, Chia, Cacao, Cactus, Cassava, Corn, lúcuma, Maracuya, Peanut, Peppers, Pineapple, Potato, Prickly Pear, Pumpkin, Quinoa, Squash, Sweet Potato, Tomato, Turkey, Vanilla There are many more regional...

Latin American Independence

Why is it called “Latin America? After the “Protestant Reformation” [1521] in Europe. Catholic countries like Portugal, Spain, Italy, and France, continued celebrating their liturgy [religious services] in Latin. The colonies of these Catholic countries...

Latin America Celebrations of Independence Day

In the United States of America, people celebrate the “declaration” of Independence on July 4th. 1776; even though, it was seven years later, in 1783 at the Treaty of Paris. when Great Britain officially acknowledged...