Mexico's Most WantedTM: The Top 10 Book of Chicano Culture, Latin Lovers, and Hispanic Pride
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Hispanics are now the largest minority in the United States. Of the more than forty million Hispanics, some two-thirds are Mexican or Mexican-American. Almost half of all babies in the nation are born of Hispanic parents, and “Garcia” is quickly becoming the most common surname in America. So there’s no better time to feast on the interesting and entertaining trivia provided in Mexico’s Most Wanted™!
Author Boze Hadleigh, grandson of a Mexican general and diplomat, covers Mexico’s culture and history in all its wonder. He discusses the fabulous food and drink native to Mexico; details its star actors, actresses, directors, singers, and athletes; highlights the history, ruins, and vacation spots that make Mexico a premier destination for travelers; and so much more.
Mexico’s diversity and cultural and historical achievements are barely known to most Americans or even to many Mexican-Americans. Mexico has a long, rich, and fascinating heritage to be proud of, celebrated, learned about, and visited. Mexico’s Most Wanted™ is a great way to learn more about our southern neighbor and a great primer for those about to explore it.
intolerance, forcing all non-Christians to convert or die.) The coat of arms of Mobile, Alabama, also displays the castle and lion, and the University of Toledo in Ohio uses the imperial coat of arms for its own. Oregon’s coat of arms features a caravel, commemorating Spanish navigators, while Arkansas’s flag bears three stars underneath the state name, symbolizing France, Spain, and the United States, the three nations—in that order—that ruled the state. Painters Painting is an art in which
pyramids, and Olmec heads made with turquoise or green malachite. There are crystal pyramids. Mixtec statues of birds, turtles, or humans with movable, beady eyes carved in are common. Figures in brass; daggers of obsidian or other stone for Aztec human sacrifices (best kept away from the kids); mini-Mayan stelae; stone charms and amulets or assorted gods and goddesses can all be found. You’ll never run out of things to buy down Mexico way! Not Mexican-Owned Visit Sydney, Australia, and you’ll
Loretta Young gave an interview to an Irish newspaper. In it, she asked rhetorically, “Why make a picture about her? Why not something more uplifting?” And she described Kahlo (who was bisexual) as “just a Mexican lesbian.” Heterosexual Mexican actress Katy Jurado answered in print, “So, then, they should not make a film about Leonardo da Vinci or Michelangelo, because they were just Italian homosexuals?” 9. OMAR SHARIF In 2006 the actor was visiting Los Angeles. At a posh eatery, after food
he played Jewish in the silent classic Ben-Hur. Novarro was one of the 1920s’ top moneymakers, but talkies made clear his pronounced accent. Contrary to myth, he didn’t become a supporting actor overnight. In 1932 he costarred with Garbo in Mata Hari. Because he didn’t marry—he told interviewers he was still contemplating the priesthood—and non-native English-speaking actors were losing ground in Hollywood, he was consigned to smaller roles. He was almost forgotten by 1968, when two brothers he
tends to mold a hardier breed of people and athletes—in a perhaps surprising variety of sports. It’s not all about soccer, as the following champs would be the first to point out. 1. BOBBY AVILA He was the first major baseball player from Mexico, playing second baseman for the Cleveland Indians in the 1950s. He returned to Mexico in 1960 and became president of the Mexican Baseball League. Segueing from sports to politics, he explained, “Being in a team and trying to win is a big part of