Francisco Jose de Goya was born on March 30, 1746. He was born in a small town called Fuendetodos that is located in Aragon, Spain. His family later moved to Saragossa, Spain and by the age of 14, he became a student to Jose Luzan, who was a local painter. He found inspiration in the arts of many famous artists and copied their style for many years. While in his teen years, he traveled to Rome and Italy to advance as an artist. In the 1770s, his life changed when he started working for the Spanish royal court. He created portraits of the superiority, and he created art that criticized the public and radical problems of his era.
“Tahoe” means “big water” in the local native American language. If it was up to me, I would prefer to call it “deep water.” My fun day at Lake Tahoe actually began perfectly. One of my best friends, Geetika, was joining me and my family on a day trip to the one and only Lake Tahoe. We were both 12 years old and buzzing with excitement. We left Fremont early in the morning, when the sky was just beginning to light up and the air was still thick with dew, and arrived in Tahoe City around noon. It was a sweltering hot August day, towards the end of summer vacation, and we were desperate to squeeze in any more fun before school began. After enjoying a small picnic lunch in the shade of a grand redwood tree, we both rolled up our shorts as high as possible, kicked off our shoes, and dashed across the narrow beach towards the shimmering water. Little did we know, danger lurked just ahead.
SelenaBy: Anna MastMost people have heard of the famous Mexican-American singer Selena. She did so many tremendous things, influenced so many people, and made such a big impact in the music industry. Selena mainly focused on Mexican music when she first started. She did not always stick to her Mexican culture and Mexican music though. This is the story and background of Selena Quintanilla-Perez.Selena learned about music from a young age. Her father was part of a group called The Dinos. He has always loved music and wanted to be in that band forever. One day while Selena was playing with her siblings and some of the neighborhood kids she heard her dad playing the guitar. She stopped playing the game and went over to her dad. When Selena walked over her dad was
Imagine that you are cold, lonely, and stranded on an empty island with only 3 other people. What would you do? Cabeza de Vaca and the other 3 survivors’ raft has been washed ashore on the Isle de Malhado, an island also known as the Island of Bad Luck. It was November of 1528, and the clueless Spaniards had no ships, let alone clothes and food. So how did Cabeza manage to survive this grueling, thousand mile expedition to Mexico City with his 3 fellow explorers? Although a large portion of it was luck, Cabeza de Vaca was able to survive due to the respect and trust he earned from the Indians, his advanced communication skills, and his impressive wilderness skills.
La Guerra Sucia is the worst war in Argentina’s history. The war started in 1974 and ended around 1983. During this period military and security forces known as the Argentine Anticommunist Alliance (Triple A) hunted down and killed left-wing guerrillas, political dissidents, and anyone believed to be associated with socialism. 30,000 plus people disappeared and taken to detention centers where they were tortured and eventually killed.
Lorenzo was a man who did great things for Texas. He was also one of the men who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. Lorenzo’s full name is Manuel Lorenzo Justiniano de Zavala Saenz. “ Zavala’s political experience and reputation made him an ideal ally for the Texas cause.” In his life Lorenzo was dedicated to fighting oppression. Lorenzo de Zavala was well known because of his early life, life accomplishments, and his death.
as posadas is a religious festival that is a key part of Christmas Traditions in Mexico and in some parts of the United States. Las posadas is celebrated from December 16th to the 24th, the nine nights leading up until Christmas.The nine nights represent the nine months that Joseph was in Mary's womb. Posadas may sometimes be confused as a Christmas party, but they are in fact a religious event. Las posadas honor the journey from Nazareth to Bethleham that Mary and Joseph made in search of a place of refuge where baby Jesus could be given birth to by Mary. When unable to find lodging, they were forced to stay in a stable, this is where Jesus was than born. Las Posadas is a community celebration celebrated throughout Mexico. Every night during
Selena Quintanilla pérez was a Mexican American singer. Her life was filled with hardships and tribulations. Unfortunately her career was cut short by the president of her own fan club, Yolanda Saldívar. Saldívar had been embezzling money submitted by member and of the fan club as well as financial profit from Selena's clothing store. Selena met with Saldívar to take her to the hospital when Saldívar claimed she was raped in Mexico. Tests showed this claim was false, the two women got into a disagreement at Saldívar’s hotel room As Selena went to leave she was shot in her back by Yolanda. This essay will be about Selena's musical career and accomplishments, as well as her tribulations through her time performing as a child to her professional adult career.
Jose Doroteo Arango Arambula also known as Francisco Villa or as we know him Pancho Villa was born June 5, 1878 and was one of the most important Mexican Revolutionary general in Mexico. Pancho Villa was born Doroteo Arango, the son of a sharecropper at the hacienda in San Juan Del Rio, Durango. While growing up, Pancho Villa witnessed and experienced the harshness of peasant life. In Mexico during the late 19th century, the rich were becoming richer by taking advantage of the lower classes, often treating them like slaves. When Villa was 15, his father died, so Villa began to work as a sharecropper to help support his mother and four siblings.
I was an early spanish explorer. I was born around 1500 southwestern castilian town of Gibraleon South. I left as an explorer to explorer the new world and find money while doing it. I joined a crew in 1527 as a captain in the expedition of panfilo de Narvaez. After the expedition was compelled to travel along the gulf coast in bad ships, one ship was placed under the joint command of Alonso Castillo Maldonado and Andrés Dorantes de Carranza. In about a month of sailing disaster struck and they lost one ship to the sea.
American Muslim Hijabis fight for social consciousness and social justice, advocating for cultural diffusion rather than the removal of a symbol of cultural identity. She concludes, “This more than a fabric its choosing to be different and a nonconformist and wearing it with pride”(Gomma). This is an act of empowerment, and liberation from societal popular expectations in regards to “beauty,identity,race, and culture”(Gomaa). Women like Mariam Gomma exemplify the points that the hijab is a choice, and doesn’t limit their potential or ability whatsoever.These sources paint a different narrative from the ostracized and victimized American Muslim woman that is oppressed by the hijab, but of strong, empowered women moving forward to fight for their rights and their identity in our culture liberated by the hijab.
Juana Barraza is a serial killer in Mexico. She was born on December 27, 1958 in Hidalgo, Mexico. As a child she had a thought life. Her mother Justa Samperio an alcoholic woman would exchange her to a man called Jose Lugo for a couple of beer. Barraza was sexually abuse; as a result she became a mother at the age of 13. After the death of her mother Juana went by herself and had three more children. In addition to this, by 1990’s she was a professional wrestler named La Dama Del Silencio after her personality. Although she was obsess with wrestler she had to give it up because of an injury. By the same token, after she retired from wrestler, she went and looked for old ladies that lived alone. Barraza would present herself as a nurse or
Imagine waking up to an alien-like creature sucking the blood out of animals in the dens next to the house. The terrifying creature has just killed every last animal on the farm, and would have killed every human if they were not inside. This is the story that some Puerto Ricans tell to describe the mysterious Chupacabra. These stories are very intriguing and make a great horror story, but they are not entirely true. El Chupacabra is one of many mysterious creatures that has been extensively research and determined to be entirely fake. Chupacabras haven been integrated into many cultures, but most people do not know the facts about chupacabra research.
Throughout history, various ancient civilizations all over the globe have created traditions and customs that have been passed down through generation to generation. The idea of having these customs withstand the test of time is truly remarkable. A perfect example of the passing of tradition is the Mexican celebration of El Dia De Los Muertos. El Dia De Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday that honors and celebrates loved ones of family who have passed away. Although it has its origins from the Aztec Empire, the holiday is widely celebrated in Latin America and even some parts of the United States. During the 1960s and early 1970s, the Chicano Movement embraced El Día de los Muertos as a way to reconnect with pre-Hispanic and Mexican
It all started on a summer day, I went to nags head beach with my family. We got a big beach house with my whole family and a few friends. This was about 4 years but it feels like it was just the other day. We went at the very end of the summer. It was still nice and warm outside.