Tag Archives: Latino History
chiclets

¿Sabías que Lopez de Santa Anna Introduced Adams to Chiclets?

While New Jersey native, and glass merchant, Thomas Adams can be credited with having patented the first chewing gum manufacturing machine back in 1884, it was through Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna that Adams first knew of “chicle”.  At the time, Thomas Adams worked as Santa Anna’s secretary when the Mexican leader visited New […]

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Six Time Olympic Medalist, Swimmer Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte was born in New York and is of German, English and Cuban descent. His mother was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. Lochte is a professional swimmer with 57 medals in major international competition such as FINA World Aquatic Championships, The Pan Am Games, Olympics and the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. With 37 […]

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Failing to finish school

NYC Reports Low Grad Rates For Mexican Youth

By Victoria  Cepeda According to today’s NYTimes.com article “Now Arriving: In New York, Mexicans Lag in Education” despite making up for the largest Hispanic population in the city, Mexicans lag in education with severe high school drop out rate and low college enrollment. The reasons cited in the article for this concerning trend are the old too […]

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