The ever-popular and versatile Mexican tortillas are a staple of Mexican life and cuisine, and its recipe and preparation method has been passed down from generation to generation dating all the way back to the year 500 BC. Click play to learn all about this maize-based food and how it got its current name!
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!
Each February the beaches of Uruguay are crowded with followers of Lemanjá, an important water deity from the Yoruba religion. Click play to hear more about the goddess of fertility and mother of all gods in this religion.
According to Dominican folklore, if you make a deal with the devil to ensure the protection of your assets, a magical creature in the shape of an animal will watch over them. This creature is known as baká (or bacá). Click play to learn all about it!
The “grima”, also known as Colombian (machete) fencing, is a type of martial arts developed by the Afro-Colombian communities for self-defense during the colonization period. Click play to learn more about it!
Founded in 1946 by the US Army to train military officers in Latin America, the school was under increasing criticism for decades for training students who participated in undemocratic governments. Despite an image (and name) change in 2001, the institution continues to be surrounded by controversy. Click play to learn all about it.
Delicious, inexpensive, and so traditional that there’s even a national day to celebrate them, las pupusas are a must have of Salvadoran cuisine. Click play to learn about the essential dish from El Salvador!
The Taínos people inhabited a wide-spread territory and their cultural heritage survives to this day, even in the modern Spanish language! Click play to learn all about them!