Enjoy Cinco de Mayo, which celebrates Mexico's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. The Mexicans were outnumbered by about 2 to 1.What most people don't realize is that even though this was a temporary setback in France's push to occupy Mexico, it did not completely stop their advance, and within a year, the French had occupied the country and installed Emperor Maximillian I. He lasted about four years or so.
The holiday is a much bigger deal in the USA than it is in Mexico, except perhaps in the state of Puebla. The country''s independence day is 16 September.
We owe the Mexicans a great debt. We could be speaking French and eating crêpes in the Southwest USA.
And a shout-out to the Phoenix Suns for their 'Los Suns' jerseys!
"In Mexico an air conditioner is called a politician because it makes a lot of noise but doesn't work very well." -- Len Deighton