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Thursday, March 17th, 2016

This is Why Mexicans Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

*In case you were wondering. I like this story because it goes beyond the same-old “San Patricios” stories we read every year in Mid-March. This one explains how and why Irish immigrants came to the U.S. and the reasons some of them defected to the Mexican army. I’m not saying it’s not known history, but

Monday, March 17th, 2014

The Soldiers of St. Patrick

By Michael Hogan, Latino Rebels St. Patrick’s Day is very special in Mexico because it is a time when Mexicans remember the San Patricios, or the Battalion of St. Patrick.  One of the least-known stories of the...

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Ry Cooder and the Chieftains and the San Patricio Brigade

From the textmex obsessed imagination of Memo Nericcio Xicanosmosis, 19nth Century-style This article was first published in textmex galleryblog. William Anthony Nericcio, aka “Memo,” is the Director of San Diego State University’s ever-evolving MALAS program (The Master of Arts in...