Cinco de Mayo: Words to Celebrate Mexico

May 5, 2014
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with English words of Spanish origin.

Following the Mexican victory over the invading French army at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, Mexican communities in California and eventually the rest of the United States transformed this day into a celebration of Mexican culture.
Add salsa, lettuce, and avocado slices to top these tacos off.
A bodega, too, is where people come together.
First the Incas, then the Conquistadores, working the Indians till they dropped.
Silver also expressed confidence that he’d corral the necessary votes to force Sterling to sell.
Cormac McCarthy chronicles a father and son attempting to survive among desperados in the ashen ruins of modern society.
These emerge with great fanfare during the annual Santa Fe Fiesta.
He adds toasted cumin seeds, which he refers to as “Indian bacon bits,” to his chunky guacamole.
Distributed generation could provide electricity to local areas even after a hurricane or other natural disaster.
Then he was held incommunicado for 81 days in 2011, and, since his release, he has been prohibited from traveling beyond Beijing.
The population densities of their prey — rodents, howler monkeys, iguanas and leaf-cutter ants — boomed to 10–100 times those on the mainland.
A maths equation for a spinning lasso stunt performed by cowboys and cowgirls has been unravelled.
We visited a pueblo called Sky City on a mesa hundreds of feet above the desert.
Puebla gets credit for the invention of mole sauce — that would be mole poblano.
Political books can be hot property in the publishing world, with all that juicy gossip about power struggles and personal peccadilloes.
Among their number are a competing pair of bounty hunters, a renegade Confederate soldier and a female prisoner.
Ronny, once a dashing young rodeo rider now badly brain-damaged, still looks to the others like his old self sometimes.
Tornadoes and other severe weather on Monday resulted in 14 deaths in the state, the agency said.
Tacos are wrapped in warm, freshly pressed corn tortillas.
"Up stakes and vamoose!" shouted one of the men, who had been living on a ranch.
Mexico this week plans to begin to disarm the vigilantes and restore state authority.

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