La arepa is a Pre-Columbian, maize-based food that’s highly popular in both Venezuela and Colombia. Both countries have claimed and put their own stamp on the arepas, but what’s the story behind this delicious treat? Click play to learn all about it!
A perfect example of Spain’s rich history, this palace and fortress complex rose first to splendor during the rule of Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar, the first king of the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada. Click play to listen to the fascinating history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site!
The Guelaguetza celebration is a major cultural event in Oaxaca that combines indigenous and Christian traditions. Music, dancing, parades and a great variety of typical dishes are some of the main attractions of this popular Mexican fiesta. Click play to hear all about it!
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is visited by hundreds of tourists all-year long, but did you know that this trail is only a part of a 24,000-mile road system built by the Inca Empire? Click here to learn all about it!
One of the first music genres to be considered exclusively Cuban, the origins of the renowned “son cubano” can be traced to the country’s unique blend of ethnicities and cultures. Click play to learn all about this lively musical genre!
A prolific poet and journalist from Nicaragua, Rubén Darío is also considered the father of the literary Modernism movement in the Spanish-speaking world. Click play to learn more about his work and his impact in the literary world!
In this Colombian slice of paradise, music has a very prominent place, and no more so than the special variety of reggae that’s unique to this island. Click play to learn all about the African roots and artisanal instruments that help define San Andrés’ reggae.
Valued interpreter and adviser for Hernán Cortés or traitor of her own people… both? Neither? To this day La Malinche continues to be an iconic and polarizing figure in Mexican history. Click play to learn all about her!
Semana Santa (Holy Week) is one of the main celebrations all across Latin America: processions, reenactments, religious music festivals, or pilgrimages to sacred sites are some the ways in which different countries commemorate this highly-awaited week. Click play to learn all about these wonderful traditions!
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe is not only the patron saint of Mexico, she’s also a key part of the country’s identity and history. Click play to learn all about the origins and influence of this religious figure.
According to legend, La Llorona wanders through the night crying and looking for her children bringing misfortune to anyone who crosses her path. Click play to hear all about this terrifying, Mexican folk tale!