Feliz Cinco de Drinko. You’re Under Arrest!

  This is a repost. Article originally published May 3, 2010. The as-yet-to-make-any-sense Cinco de Mayo celebration in the United States is this week. And, though I don’t celebrate with the same gusto as my ‘gringo’ friends, this day always reminds me of the many reasons I left my native country in search of the education […]

Why Do Americans Celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

Updated May 2, 2017 Given today’s political climate, and the rise of cultural appropriation sensitivities in the United States, this Cinco de Mayo post seems more appropriate now than when I wrote it in 2009. A few points to remember as this pseudo-holiday approaches: It is not Mexico’s independence day. It is not a legal holiday […]