A great North American Holiday!
If it were not for the 4000 brave Mexican solders who defeated the French at the battle of Puebla on May Fifth, 1862 the American civil War could cave gone on a whole lot longer (The French were intending to supply the South).
The history of North America has never been just the history of Anglos (as much as they would like to believe so)
So Viva Mexico! And thank you for your help in saving the Union that is the United States.
I'll leave you with one of my favorite poems by José Emilio Pacheco
Alta traición(and for those poor souls who do not speak Spanish, a translation)
No amo mi Patria. Su fulgor abstracto
Pero (aunque suene mal) daría la vida
por diez lugares suyos, cierta gente,
puertos, bosques de pinos, fortalezas,
una ciudad deshecha, gris, monstruosa,
varias figuras de su historia,
(y tres o cuatro ríos).
I do not love my country. Its abstract splendor
is beyond my grasp.
But (although it sounds bad) I would give my life
for ten places in it, for certain people,
seaports, pinewoods, fortresses,
a run-down city, gray, grotesque,
various figures from its history
(and three or four rivers).