This site is best viewed at a resolution of 800x600 and in Spanish. Don’t speak Spanish? Well, what follows is my attempt at an explanation. Basically, the idea is this: in many parts of the Spanish speaking world the language used contains local expressions and slang. Something that is normal in the outlying areas of Cartagena, Colombia might be completely unintelligible to someone from the Polanco area of Mexico City.

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Girl - Yucaterca - Xmatkuil 2004
Unnamed girl at the Yucatan State Fair (X'matkuil) proudly wearing her Orgullosamente Yucaterca shirt  

Yucatan Flag Keychains
There was once a flag made for the peninsula of Yucatan. Really. This is how it looks. Each of the 5 stars represent one of the main city/departments of that time. This is kind of like the seven dwarfs - you can always remember 6 out of the 7. Let's see... the stars represent Merida, Valldolid, Campeche (which was part of Yucatan thank you very much ins pite of what the Campechanos will tell you), Tekax and... Izamal. There is some debate about these, but the historian Jos? Adonay Cetina Sierra indicates that those five are what the stars represent. You can get the keychains at the Mayan Xic store in M?rida. Or we can send you one! Drop us an email and we'll figure out how to get it to you.  

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