Yesterday, mijo ask me gwhy peoples celebrate the Cinco de Mayo.
“Is because of the Battle of Puebla,” I tole him.
“Do people in Mexico get borrachos and crazy like they do here in the United States?”
“Crazy? No. The kids get day off from eschool and then some mens dresses up in the pueblo of Puebla and play like is the battle happening again.”
“No crazy borrachos?”
“No, is more like kids eating candy and washing TV.”
“Is it about Mexican people being proud of their culture?”
“No,” I say. “I’m no proud of gringos gwearing sombreros and eating chimichangas.”
“Are chimichangas Mexican?”
“I don know. I never ate one,” I say. “But the gringos love to eat the food with all the cheez I don know what it is.”
Who is the villain in the cartoon above? The sensational newspapers spinning “twaddle” about an election.
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