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The truth behind Cinco de Mayo

“Despite Latinos’ best efforts to explain the true story behind Cinco de Mayo, it seems nothing will stop fraternities and the general American public from turning the holiday into an excuse to get turnt up. But we refuse to surrender!” — Carolina Moreno Since I moved to the USA back in 2013 I realized that a…

Churubusco Battle

The Irish battalion that fought for Mexico.

The Mexican-American war was a conflict between the US and Mexico between 1846 and 1848. The Saint Patrick’s battalion was a unit of mostly Irish immigrants who left the United States Army to fight for Mexico during this war. John O’riley and The St. Patrick’s Battalion The Saint Patrick’s Battalion was integrated by 175 Catholic…