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Cinco de Mayo is the new St. Patrick’s Day

And Mexicans are the new Irish. Growing up in Texas I always had trouble keeping Cinco de Mayo and Diez y Seis straight. To my mind the former was in commemoration of a colonial event, the defeat of Spain maybe, and the latter marked the date of the Mexican Revolution. Or maybe I had it [...]
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