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How to write a Calaverita poem

A Calaverita Poem (better known just as Calaveritas) is a Mexican tradition of writing a satirical poem about friends, family and pretty much anyone in a verse to make fun of them and the death. This tradition is part of the Day of the Dead celebration and can be added as part of the ofrenda.…

Mexican folklore: The Day of the Dead

“We are mortal because we are made out of time and history. But there are instant exits through the culture that are a poetic act, which dissolves time, to escape from history and death. – Octavio Paz.” The Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead has recently become more popular after a couple movies…

Mexican folklore: La Leyenda de la Llorona.

Now that Hollywood has decided to release a trailer for a movie based on the Legend of the Weeping woman better known in Hispanic culture as La Llorona, made me realize that not a lot of “foreign” people know about it and that probably Hollywood might ruin it for everyone. At least what I saw…

Immigrating from Mexico to the USA.

My immigration process. It’s been over 5 years since I left Mexico City to live in the USA. To be honest, I never thought that I would ever leave Mexico, I was really happy there, I had a good job as an IT professional, my whole family was there, I wasn’t rich but I had…