Today Americans of all colors will set aside their differences to double tequila sales while devouring 81 million avocados. In Gozamos’ continued effort to “Take Back Cinco,” we’re commemorating the day with satiric headlines and dropping some much-needed knowledge about the battle’s real significance. Before you pick up that margarita, take a few minutes to learn how the holiday really came about and how it shape Latino identity in the 1800s.

 

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