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Cinco De Mayo Benito Juarez
510 wordsOn May 5 th, 1862 La Batalla de Puebla, was fought. When the battle was over, the untrained Mexican forces (made up of commoners) had won victory over the all- powerful French army. Although this victory did not win was, it did show the courage and strength of the Mexican troupes. Mexico had gained its independence from Spain in 1821 but there were internal power struggles that left Mexico shaky. Then in 1846. under the dictatorship of Santa Anna, Mexico went to war with the United States. The M...
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Human Rights Abuses Military Dictatorship
1,814 wordsBetween 1976 and 1983, under military rule, thousands of people in Argentina were arrested and then vanished without a trace. This campaign became known to Argentina and abroad as the "Dirty War." Seized by force against their will, the victims no longer existed as citizens. Nobody knew who exactly were responsible for their abductions or even why they had been abducted. Under a policy called the "Process of National Reorganization", successive juntas waged war against armed guerrillas and unarm...
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Cinco De Mayo Miami Dade County
514 wordsDuring my whole life of education received it has led me to make many contributions to the Hispanic community of Miami dade county. However, while not yet finishing with my education I do plan on making big contributions to the Hispanic community now and in the future. The Hispanic community has many activities where everyone can get involved including others and myself. When I say, "making a contribution, " I mean as participating in an event that takes place every year. Calle Ocho is a festiva...
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Cinco De Mayo Puerto Rico
898 wordsYou are home alone. Silence does not match your personality so you decide to turn on a music station. You are listening to Latin music and you move to the rhythm. You cannot avoid it. You are dancing! The music has body and soul and it has taken over you. You close your eyes and feel the music that has moved your senses. While you listen to the sounds you recognize some musical instruments, but there is one unusual, and splendid sound unknown to you. The sound is vibrant and captivating. The ins...
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Cinco De Mayo Racial Diversity
2,814 wordsThe idea that "diversity" is one of the country's great strengths is now so firmly rooted that virtually anyone can evoke it, praise it, and wallow in it without fear of contradiction. It has become one of the great unassailable American ideas, like democracy, patriotism, the family, or Martin Luther King. The President of the United States glories in diversity. In May, 1995, in a message recognizing the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo, William Clinton said, "The Fifth of May offers all of us a c...
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One Of The Largest Buenos Aires
1,026 wordsThe capital of the country, Buenos Aires is also Argentina's leading city in population, commerce, and industry. It is located near the Atlantic Ocean coast, on the broad Ro de la Plata, an estuary at the mouth of the Paran and Paraguay rivers. The early Spanish colonists named the city for the "good winds" that brought them to the port. Today about 10 million people live in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area, one of the largest in the world. The city proper makes up a federal district, and its ...
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Cinco De Mayo French Army
296 wordsCinco De Mayo The 5 th oF May is not an American holiday or Mexican Independence Day, even though it should be. Cinco De Mayo is in commemoration of the defeat of the French army by the Mexicans. This battle took place in Puebla on May 5, 1862. This holiday is more of a regional holiday celebrated in Mexico especially in Puebla. Celebrating Cinco De Mayo has become popular in many parts of the United States. The Mexican government had accumulated many debts to many nations, including England, Sp...
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Cinco De Mayo Latin America
321 wordsLatin America Latin America affects Florida, the Southwest and California in many ways. Three of the most obvious are food, holidays, and the people. These influences are mainly for the good though some can have negative influence as well. The food found in the Southwest is very similar to that of Latin America. Though some of the foods and restaurants arent exactly the same or as good, they still come across as being from Mexico. Taco Bell is a great example of this. The food is nothing like wh...
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