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Tuesday, June 21st 2022

What Is Tejuino?

If you’re looking for the short answer: it’s a fermented [atole] that is served cold. However, like so many of our articles, our search to answer the question, *What is tejuino?*, has only yielded a deep rabbit hole to make sense of and explore.

Thursday, June 9th 2022

Will Mexico Slow its Immigration Crackdown?

This article explores the Mexican Supreme Court's decision to overturn two articles of Immigration Law it saw as discriminatory and unconstitutional.

Thursday, June 9th 2022

What Are Gusanos de Maguey?

The term “gusanos de maguey” comes from the Spanish language, “gusanos” meaning worms and “maguey” meaning the agave plant. This word has come to denote two different species, each with their own name in the Aztec language: Nahuatl. And one species **isn’t even a worm**.

Thursday, May 26th 2022

A Guide to Mexican Airlines

Mexican Airlines are a mixed bunch. Some can rival the best airlines in Europe; others are shameful in the way they treat their clients. In this article, Expat Insurance hopes to help you make sense of some of the major airlines, so you can avoid the terrible experiences. Here’s a guide to ranking the best—and worst—airlines in Mexico.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2022

Fresh Chilies Versus Dried Chillies In Mexico

You may be familiar with the different types of chillies In Mexico, but did you know that when a chili pepper is dried, the name changes? Many Mexicans aren’t aware of this fact.

Monday, April 18th 2022

What is Huitlacoche

Though corn farmers in other parts of the world have thought of huitlacoche as a parasite contaminating their crop, Mexican farmers have long indulged in this savory mushroom. Now, it’s taking the fine-dining world by storm, and some corn farmers are even purposely infecting their crops with huitlacoche to harvest this new, lucrative commodity.

Tuesday, April 12th 2022

The Difference between Mexican Coasts

This article aims to give you some food for thought when you’re picking a spot to visit or live in, but it’s not going to be a comprehensive guide. It’s a metaphor. There are great differences between Los Cabos and Huatulco. There are also vast differences between Tampico and Chetumal. So keep in mind that the mark of a metaphor is that when it’s taken literally, it’s reduced to absurdity.

Wednesday, April 6th 2022

Making Sense of Spanish Diminutive Names

In short, a Spanish diminutive name is a nickname that you use in place of a typical Spanish given name. We do this in English all the time without realizing it. Bob for Robert, Jack for Jonathan, Suzie for Susanne. . . etc. A classic Spanish example would be Mari for María. Using a diminutive name is a way of denoting affection—and it never hurts to let people know that you’re working to become a part of their culture.

Friday, March 18th 2022

Guide to La Huasteca Potosina

La Huasteca Potosina Natural Reserve and Water Park is where you want to go to get that adrenaline fix while taking in one of the most idyllic natural wonders in all of Mexico. Let’s just say, if you’re into photography, then you’ll surely find that one incredible Instagram-worthy spot that will make your portfolio.

Monday, March 14th 2022

What is Huapango?

Huapango is a Mexican musical genre that has different specific styles throughout Mexico. The most common forms of huapango are the *arribeño, norteño, huasteco,* and the *huapango de mariachi*. We’ll cover these in more detail later in the article.

Monday, March 7th 2022

What Is An Ejido?

Ejidos were a way of fixing this injustice. From the Latin word “exitum”, ejidos are a communal land that workers can farm. They don’t *own* the land, they retain sole right to the fruits of that land. In this article, we’ll explain what an ejido is, tell you the history of an ejido, and how it can affect you today.

Monday, February 28th 2022

Wait—Caesar Salad is Mexican Food?

We’ve all tried a Caesar salad, but did you know that it was invented in Mexico? That’s right. Caesar Salad is Mexican food. The Caesar salad is generally attributed to Caesar Cardini, a restaurateur in Tijuana.


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