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How to Say Lemon and Lime in Spanish
If you’ve lived in a Spanish-speaking country, then you’ve probably come across the controversy of how to say lemon and lime in Spanish. Surprisingly, it’s not as cut-and-dry and you might expect. It varies from country to country. This article will break down the differences so that you can buy the right citrus fruit when you need it.
Milk in Mexico
A popular misconception is that this is not real cow’s milk. We can assure you that, yes, the room-temperature milk in Mexico is cow’s milk. Often Americans think that this is powdered milk mixed with water and therefore this enables it to be shelved instead of having to be refrigerated. However, this is not true.
What Are Chapulines
If we had to pinpoint the hub or epicenter of chapulín culture, it would likely be in southern Mexico and Guatemala. States like Oaxaca, Chiapas, Puebla, Morelos, Mexico City, and Estado de Mexico are known for their love of this crunchy treat. Originally, chapulines were toasted on a traditional flat griddle called a comal, though now there are some industrialized toasting methods used in larger manufacturing. Then the chapulines are commonly seasoned. Other times, chapulines are smoked to add a roasted flavor to the insects
Vaccinations Open Up for 30-Year-Olds in Mexico
It’s finally happened. After months of waiting for vaccinations, 30-year-olds can finally register for vaccinations against the Covid-19 virus, federal government and health authorities announced last week at a conference held by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Slowly, the Mexican government has been releasing the covid vaccinations by age groups of Mexican citizens and residents.
Marijuana Legalization in Mexico
Last week, on June 28th, 2021, a new, groundbreaking ruling was handed down by the Mexican Supreme Court. A qualified majority recently ruled in favor of Mexico’s marijuana legalization, when it decreed that the prohibition of sowing, collection, transportation, and distribution of marijuana was unconstitutional. As such, any articles that prevent the acquisition and planting—and even consumption—of seeds have been ruled as unconstitutional. In a ruling of 8 – 3, court justices ruled in favor of this legislation.
What Is a Colectivo in Mexico
Colectivos are very reasonably priced shuttles. They range in quality and price, but they are mostly a way for locals to get around on a tight budget. You often grab them by the side of the road. There may be a discernible bus stop; there might not. Sometimes you just have to flag them down; other times, you grab them at a bus station or a designated bus stop in a plaza somewhere.
How to Celebrate Revolution Day in Mexico
Unlike the United States, the American Revolution and Independence from England are the same event. In Mexico, these were two different events in Mexican history separated by a hundred years. Mexican Independence is celebrated on September 16th (and the night of the 15th). Well, Revolution Day in Mexico is celebrated on November 20th. It marks the beginning of the Mexican Revolution fought against the aristocracy and bourgeoisie.
Northern Mexico vs. Southern Mexico
Mexico is a vast country, and if you had to divide it into grand chunks, you could likely separate it into Northern Mexico, Southern Mexico, and the Yucatan Peninsula, which for several reasons remains anomalous in the scheme of Mexican culture—the subject of which would make an entire article in itself. (In a nutshell, the Yucatan Peninsula is predominantly Mayan while the rest of Mexico is not.)