Spanish is not a Race but an Identity

Spanish is not a race but an identity. A person from Spain is a “Spaniard” Anybody speaking Spanish and born in any Latin-American country is considered Hispanic or Latin “Hispano or Latino“. Since there are many Latin-American countries speaking Spanish, you identify them by their nationality (Argentineans, Colombians, Dominicans, Mexican, Peruvians, Uruguayans, etc). Now, every Latin -American country has its own way to speak or slangthat characterizes it. However, there is a formal Spanish spoken in educated levels. For instances, on TV news or respectful newspapers, international meetings or conferences, formal Spanish is spoken and therefore everyone understands.
Mexican.- que ondas?
Argentinean.- Che, que hacés?
Colombian.- que hubo?
Dominican.- dime haber?
Peruvian.- como estas?
Proper Spanish.- Como esta usted?
Cuban: Que Bola ?

Quechua Sung by Modern Gypsy


I was walking down the chic street of Lastarriat in Santiago Chile where many artists and sellers perform. I heard this man singing and I stopped in my tracks I had no idea what he was singing or what language, but I had to stop it was so beautiful and raw, at last he told me and went on with his performance and I graciously stepped out of his way.  That day I fell in love with Quechua language.

Quechua /ˈkɛwə/, also known as runa simi (“people’s language”), is an indigenous language family, with variations spoken by the Quechua peoples, primarily living in the Andes and highlands of South America.[3] Derived from a common ancestral language, it is the most widely spoken language family of indigenous peoples of the Americas, with a total of probably some 8–10 million speakers.[4]Approximately 13% of Peruvians speak Quechua.[5][better source needed] It is perhaps most widely known for being the main language of the Inca Empire, and was disseminated by the colonizers throughout their reign.



September is Hispanic Heritage Month

I have always wondered why Hispanic Heritage Month starts in the middle of September on September 15 -October 15, 2017
It’s because September 15th marks the anniversary of Independence from Spain from five Latin American countries: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Mexico celebrates it’s independence on the 16th and Chile follows on September 18th.