Fifth of May in Laredo

Yay for the Batalla de Puebla of 1862, I think. Uh, whatever, but there is a kinda cool exhibit sponsored by the Mexican Consulate and the Webb County Heritage Foundation that conveniently falls on Cinco de Mayo.

By what I can tell, no French were involved in the planning of this event and there is no French plan to occupy Mexico but I bet there are plenty of bars in Laredo that will be ready for the throngs of “celebrants” and will be serving Mexican beer all night. Should I be one of them or … oh, that’s right, I have a conference presentation to prepare for. Nevermind.


Oh yeah, and we can’t forget that the leader of the Mexican who led the defeat of the big French invasion was Ignacio Seguín Zaragoza, a Texas native.


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2 Responses to Fifth of May in Laredo

  1. rick78 says:

    Pancho Villa a true hero with BIG CAJONES ! No doubt the WBCA won’t be involved in this celebration but still HAPPY CINCO to all my country men in Laredo . Even though they dress up with wigs ,tights and makeup NOPALEROS nonetheless. I raise my bottle oftequila and salute the brave men of CINCO !

  2. ___simon blanco says:

    ___Duh !!!!!!!!, how long will it be there, is there a charge ??? do we need reservations ?

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