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¿Qué Pasa, Midwest? 3: Pulque en América

May 3, 2017
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Pulque, an ancient Mexican drink, is milky, slightly foamy and somewhat viscous. The Aztecs made this drink by fermenting the nectar of a cactus plant, llamada Maguey, para curar todos los males. 

The drink of the gods is at least 2000 years old and is seen as a cultural resistance to today’s political divide by those from the native land of Pulque. 

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At Montessori Academy, elementary students talk about the deaths of their loved ones through the ancient celebration of the Day of the Dead. 

Learning to cope with death by celebrating Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, these students share stories about their losses. This tradition started when the Spanish conquered the Aztecs and it celebrates November first and second as the day the souls of the deceased returned to be with their living loved ones. 

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Nativity Church on Evansville South East side celebrated Mexican Independence Day a few days early.

Sunday afternoon, families from Evansville, Mexico and a sprinkling of Latino countries gathered outside the church for a picnic and games.

Outreach coordinator and University of Southern Indiana alumnus Cesar Berrios was there representing Office of Hispanic Ministry.

Berrios,a native Nicaraguan, said this event is about celebrating the cultural diversity throughout Latin America.