Author Archives: Angela

5 Fun Latin American Holiday Traditions

5 things you should know about holidays in Latin America

By Natalie Lefevre Hola estudiantes! Going somewhere warm for this holiday season? Whether you’re traveling to Latin America or just wishing you were, here are 5 fun Latin American holiday traditions for Christmas and New Years. If you can’t go south for the holidays, maybe you can follow some of these traditions, and bring a little of Latin America home to you? Either way, I wish the happiest of holidays to you and yours!  If you find yourself in Latin America for the holiday season, there are a few things you should know if …

7 American Stereotypes in Latin America

7-Gringo-Stereotypes

By Natalie Lefevre Hola estudiantes! Here are 7 American stereotypes in Latin America, straight from somebody who should know: a ‘gringa’ living in Peru. I think she’s right on about these—many Latinos do think these things about Americans. After my 14 years of living in the USA, now my parents think I fit some of these stereotypes, too! If you’ve been to Latin America, you probably learned from experience what the world ‘gringo’ means. Legend has it, the word was generated when the US invaded Mexico wearing green uniforms. The locals would shout …

Hispanic vs. Latino: What’s the Difference?

Hispanic vs. Latino: What's the Difference?

Hispanic vs. Latino: a lot of Americans use these terms interchangeably, but they actually mean different things. If you’ve ever been misidentified as something you’re not, then you know it can be kind of annoying—or worse, insulting. So, in this blog post, we’re going to go over the differences. It’s actually very straightforward: Hispanic: person of Spanish-speaking origin does not include Brazilians, who speak Portuguese, or Haitians, who speak Haitian Creole. includes Spaniards. Latino: person of Latin American origin includes Brazilians and Haitians. does not include Spaniards. So, the difference …

The Blossoming Peruvian Food Scene

The Blossoming Peruvian Food Scene

by Jason Retz Hola estudiantes! In this post, you can hear a little bit about the blossoming food scene in Peru, where I am from. Have you tried Peruvian food before? No? You’re missing out! Maybe this article will whet your appetite… –Angela  That Peru has gone through a gastronomic boom within the last 15 years is an understatement. For the past 4 years, 2 restaurants in Lima have been in the world’s top 20. Central Restaurante made it to 4th place this past year. The first Peruvian haute cuisine restaurant was Astrid …

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