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Happy Taco Day!

It's national Taco Day, a good excuse to enjoy a dish symbolic of Mexican culture
Happy Taco Day! Yes, it’s Mexican Taco Day, El Día del Taco, an opportunity to celebrate a dish that is a key element of the Mexican identity, and one that comes in hundreds (thousands?) of variations.

Among the best known are tacos al pastor, a variation on the Arab shawarma or the Turkish doner, a taco whose big flavor and low cost are enough to bring on “a religious experience,” according to SDP Noticias today.

Not only is their consumption religious but nutritious as well: scientific studies (sources were not revealed) have shown that an order of five small tacos al pastor has far more nutritional value than a granola bar, and each taco contains just 93 calories. However, as such an order can only be accompanied by a beer, the caloric information can be misleading.

Speaking of beer, SDP Noticias also recommends this taco

Time Change Spring Forward 2016

For Baja California sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Mar 13, 2016 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening. Also called Spring Forward, summer time, and Daylight Savings Time.
Mar 13, 2016 - Daylight Saving Time Starts at 2:00:00 AM; turnedyour forward 1 hour to 3:00:00 AM local standard time...or before you go to bed turned your forward 1 hour

For Baja California Sur sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on Apr 3, 2016 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening. Also called Spring Forward, summer time, and Daylight Savings Time.
Sunday, April 3, 2016 - Daylight Saving Time Starts at 2:00:00 AM; turned your forward 1 hour to 3:00:00 AM local standard time...or before you go to bed turned your forward 1 hour 

Is Mexico Safer Than America?

Originally published 2008
It was among the most brutal homicides in recent memory. On a sunny Sunday afternoon last fall, two men jumped out of an SUV and set Marcial Sanchez on fire. The 52-year-old factory worker was engulfed in flames and burned over 70% of his body. He died hours later at a hospital. No one who saw Sanchez’s killing reported it to police. [1]

If you were to read this, would you think twice about planning a vacation to that city? Unfortunately, these are the stories filling the pages of newspapers across America.

It isn't just in major cities in the U.S. that recent spates of violence, often attributed to teens and young adults, have sparked concern. A top official has warned parents to find out whether their children are carrying knives, after attacks killed 14 teens so far this year, including an 18-year-old actor. There have been at least 28 teen murders throughout the country in 2008.

Anniversary of Benito Juarez (National Holiday)

BENITO JUAREZ HOLIDAY - Third Monday in March is a National Holiday and all banks and government offices will be closed.
Benito Juarez Born on March 21, 1806 in San Pablo Guelatao, Oaxaca; during most of his childhood and only spoke Zapotec. He lived with his sister and studied at the Santa Cruz Seminary, the only secondary school in Oaxaca. He later studied Law at the Instituto de Ciencias y Artes; where he became a member of Oaxaca Town Council in 1831, and a local congressional representative in 1833. For some time, he worked as a lawyer, defending indigenous communities. After General Paredes Arrillaga was removed from the presidency, Juárez became a federal representative, and was responsible for approving the loan that Gómez Farías had requested from the Church (1847) to finance the war with the United States of America.

Benito Juarez served five terms as president of Mexico; resisting the French occupation, overthrowing the Empire, and restoring the Republic, as well as for his efforts to modernize the country, Juárez is often regarded as Mexico's greatest and most beloved leader.

Juárez was recognized by the United States as a ruler in exile during the French-controlled Second Mexican Empire, and got their support in reclaiming Mexico under the Monroe Doctrine after the United States Civil War ended. Benito Juárez was the first Mexican leader who did not have a military background, and also the first full-blooded indigenous national to serve as President of Mexico and to lead a country in the Western Hemisphere in over 300 years.

12th Annual San Felipe Folk & Bluegrass Festival



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