The Chilean Independence process

The Chilean Independence process

The Chilean Independence process Napoleon’s invasion of Spain and the arrest of Fernando VII in 1808 were two of the fundamental factors in Chileans’ desire for independence. On 18 September 1810 the First National Government Junta was proclaimed and the process of...
Mexican Independence Day

Mexican Independence Day

Mexico Independence Day Cinco de Mayo, a popular holiday celebrated in the United States, is often confused with the celebration of Mexican Independence.  But did you know that September 16th is really Mexican Independence Day and one of the biggest holidays...
Costa Rica’s Independence Day Celebration

Costa Rica’s Independence Day Celebration

Costa Rica’s Independence Day is celebrated on September 15th.  It commemorates the independence of the entire Central America from Spain, which took place in 1821.  The news of the country’s independence reached the nation’s people about a month after the declaration...
National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) National Hispanic Heritage Month honors the culture, heritage, and contributions of Hispanic Americans each year. The event began in 1968 when Congress deemed the week including September 15 and 16 National Hispanic...
California’s growing Latino college population

California’s growing Latino college population

When Roxana Arguelles transferred last year from a local community college to Cal State Northridge, she did not know that she was benefitting from that university’s identification as an Hispanic Serving Institution. All she knew was that she had received special help...