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Tabasco still needs help

At least 20,000 people were forced to seek emergency shelter.

Over 1,000,000 residents have been affected

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Tabasco is a state of Mexico, located in the southeast of the country, has 1989 969 in habitants, divided into 24 578 km ². The capital is the city of Villahermosa.

The state runs on the coastal plain of the Gulf of Mexico, with the southern portion on the northern highlands of Chiapas. Bordered in the north, the Gulf of Mexico and the state of Campeche, on the south by the state of Chiapas, on the east by the state of Campeche and the Republic of Guatemala and on the west by the state of Veracruz.

The flood

The flood of Tabasco and Chiapas in 2007 was an event occurred from October 28 this year in the Mexican states of Tabasco and Chiapas, because of historical floods in the rivers that run both entities. The greatest damage occurred in the capital tabasqueña, the city of Villahermosa and municipalities in the north end of Chiapas.

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At least 20,000 people were forced to seek emergency shelter. Over 1,000,000 residents have been affected

Tabasco have evacuated hospitals, municipalities and settlements intact, no drinking water, electricity and telephones are failing, there are hundreds of missing and dead drowned because they did not want to leave his home and forcibly took the water, destroying vehicles and people, and still lack the worst, we have a dam near here in the limits of chiapas and Tabasco and is working to pull out 2000 meter cubic of water per second (Imagine that amount of water) which drops into the gulf of México, passing by the forces rivers of Tabasco, which all have been overwhelmed, I do not know if you conoscan villahemosa but this between two major rivers, grijalva and carrizal which are pouring all his cause to the city.

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more information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Tabasco_flood
http://www.flickr.com/groups/tabascodisaster/
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=3&art_id=nw20071104085605843C732106&set_id=1

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DONATE NOW!!!

http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Fundraising
http://altius.org/tabasco/dona.html
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=7238470937
http://www.pazes.org/

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give! Tabasco needs us! porfavor 

Day of the dead

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Day of the Dead in Mexico, celebration occurs on November 1 and 2, represents a combination of Pre-Hispanic, Christian devotion and traditions and beliefs. As a consequence of this fusion, the celebration comes to life as an unique Mexican Tradition.

The day of the Dead is so wonderful and meaningful rituals part of the Mexican tradition where you can see the respect and devoted of Mexicans with the dead people and the people who one day the love them so much.

The tradition is represented with “The altar” where the Mexicans believe that the dead comes to eat and see them. Usually on the altar the people put food and things that the dead likes before. For example, my aunt, who died 5 years ago liked cigars, as well as the day of the dead, I offer with ofrendas, or offerings, a box of cigars to her.

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I feel that the day of dead it’s a good way to remember all beloved ones in the family who pass another life. Also for the kids is a friendly form to don’t be afraid to the death.The typical bread in this day is “Dead Bread” taste really good and always is enjoy it with hot chocolate, mmm… delicious.

Also is a tipical flower that I call flower of the dead, I found in wikipedia a goof explanation about this: “the flower is orange marigold called “cempasúchil”, originally named cempoalxochitl, Nahuatl for “twenty (i.e., many) flowers”, in modern Mexico this name is often replaced with the term “Flor de Muerto”, Spanish for “Flower of the Dead”. These flowers are thought to attract souls of the dead to the offerings.

I love this tradition but I feel sad sometimes because the influence from EEUU and the Halloween staff had been killing and erasing the tradition for the new generation (kids and young people) because they see more attractive the idea to have a custom and go somewhere and ask for candies than offer or remember people who is dead.

In Mexico speaks Mexican?

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It’s incredible but a lot of people think that in Mexico we speak “mexican” (It’s almost the same mistake when some people say that in Brasil Speak brasilian) well, for everyone who never cares about “international history” maybe they have this big mistake.

Mexico was conquered by Spain (España) so, it’s why we speak Spanish, also, you can say that we speak Spanish from Mexico because it’s a huge different. They have different way to express something or someone.

It should be mentioned that a friend of mine has a dictionary where the title is “learn Mexican Language” but I think the best way of that title should be “Learn Spanish Idioms from Mexico”. But when I saw that book, I can see that maybe is because there is confusion in the past.

Then to liberate the great unknown, in Mexico speaks Spanish.

Mi Inspiración

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Why I need to write all this? What kind of inspiration can I use for this blog? Well, I was thinking the easiest way and also something that my friends can use it. And my “idea” had born.

My friends (a few of them) they want to learn Spanish in the short free time when they are not working, so, i feel that it’s a good idea produce some “podcasts” and my friends can use it with the “ipod” or any mp3 player. I’ll like to make some videos for learn some vocabulary (basic words). And also with the new generations with ipod nano, you can see videos, so, while you are going to work you can listen some podcast (sound or video) on the skytrain or bus and the end of the day you can learn unless one word per day. That sounds great!

Also I want to share my culture from Mexico and all the wonderful places that Mexico has and sometimes the “travel agencies” never show to the people.

I want to show a lot of staff like the food, the places, the good things and bad things of Mexico, the other side of Latin films, music and an endless number of ideas that want to share for my friends and the people who can find me online.

So, with the purpose of create this new blog, I can be happy in different ways: one with my school, two with my friends, and tree with me, because this makes me practice more my English and my grammar.

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ADIOS: bye  ;D