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MAIZE

A grain plant cultivated by indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica. 2500 BC.   The term “maize” is originally from the ancient word mahiz (6). Mahiz comes from the Taino language of the indigenous people of pre-Columbian America. Nowadays, the terms maize and corn are often used interchangeably, with one being used more frequently than the other […]

The Mireya Moscoso Coin (1991)

The Mireya Moscoso coin was made in 1999 in honor of important events of the time in Panama.   The Mireya Moscoso coin from Panama is measured 1.7 inches across and made of silver. This coin is the equivalent to the United States ten dollar bill. The coin has a picture of Mireya Panama, the […]

Dulce de Leche

Among the diverse countries of Latin America, one thing they all share is the dessert known as dulce de leche (Spanish) or doce de leite (Portuguese). There are variations on the exact recipe and uses in every country, but all are based on the same two main ingredients: milk and sugar. This particular product made […]

Latinoamérica by Calle 13

Video retrieved from  http://vimeo.com/62380107# There are a great deal of songs and music videos about the people and culture of Latin America, but the music video of Calle 13’s Latinoamérica does a particularly spectacular job of representing all of Latin America’s citizens. The music video of Latinoamérica is mostly comprised of brief shots of the […]

Frida Kahlo Self-Portrait – 1940

Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, Frida Kahlo, 1940.               Frida Kahlo de Rivera (born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter who is best known for her self-portraits. She lived from 1907 to 1954, and her work has been seen as a symbol of Mexican national and […]

Las Manos de la Protesta – Guayasamin

Oil Painting, Ecuador 1968 Las Manos de la Protesta, Hands of Protest, belongs to the collection “Hands” from Guayasamin’s Edad de la Ira, Age of Wrath, gallery. La Edad de la Ira series was developed between 1961 and 1990, comprising of 150 large-scale paintings. Within that series are collections that explore the same topic, such […]

Telstar

The Telstar was the ball used in the 1970 FIFA World Cup, which took place in Mexico. The ball was first introduced as “Telstar Erlast” for the 1968 Football European Championship (before it was used in the World Cup) and would be used again in future European Football Championships. Telstar had a 32-panel configuration, 12 […]