Monday, May 5, 2014

This Week's Sneak Peek

Happy Cinco de Mayo to all my gringo readers!

Contrary to popular misconception, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day -- that's actually September 16. It's the anniversary of the Mexican army's victory over French forces in the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

But the date provides an excuse for Americans who have recovered from their Derby julep hangover to binge on margaritas and shots of tequila.

Mexicans, in turn, celebrate Twelfth of August, commemorating the end of the Spanish-American War, by wearing Uncle Sam hats and flocking to McDonald's to drink Manhattans.

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