A brief history of Cinco de Mayo

A brief history of Cinco de Mayo

Frontera Grill paid homage to Mexico's 1862 Battle of Puebla victory Saturday with its annual Cinco de Mayo festival. Pictured is former Major League Baseball player Jonny Gomes at a Cinco de Mayo promotion with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2007.

"The reason it became more popular (in the USA during that time) was in part because of the Good Neighbor policy", Jose Alamillo, a professor of ethnic studies at Washington State University in Pullman, told National Geographic, referring to the US government's effort to reach out to neighboring countries.

Sometimes plans fall through, but AAA wants people to know that if they find themselves stranded and too intoxicated to drive on Cinco de Mayo, there is a fallback option.

Trump has a controversial record on Mexico and people of Mexican heritage.

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Colbert speculated that Mueller is to blame for the president's change - specifically, because someone Trump used to spend every Cinco de Mayo with is now a cooperating witness against him.

"At some college campuses, including our own", it continued, "students create "theme" parties or dress in costumes that are insensitive and offensive to the Mexican-American and more broadly the Latinx culture".

Cinco de Mayo Weekend Fiesta at The Volstead & Hotel Vegas - Enjoy music from several DJs, and a free chips and salsa bar and drink specials throughout the day. In fact, Mexican Independence Day is September 16.

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