In 1862, while the United States tore itself apart in the Civil War, another war was being fought in Mexico. France was invading Mexico in order to establish a second empire here in North America. On May 5, 1862, the French Army was defeated by a much smaller Mexican Army at the Battle of the Puebla. Today this anniversary is actually celebrated more in the USA than in Mexico. Notably, the holiday was made famous by tequila and beer companies in the 1980's to push their wares in Mexican Restaurants across the USA. They did a good job: the sale of beer matches sales on Super Sunday -- the day of the Super Bowl.
EXIT of the DAY. Hear this Here:
EXIT 8A I-95n, To Hialeah Florida
"Una Cosa que," sorry I mean, en Inglais: "The One thing that” unites the diverse nations that comprise Miami is the love of sports. With warm weather all year round, participation in sports and watching sports is a big activity. In South Florida there is a team involved in every major franchise from basketball to hockey, from football to horse Racing. In Hialeah there is a famous horse racing race course, Hialeah Park.
The Park's grandeur has attracted millions, including such historical names as the Kennedy family, Harry Truman, Winston Churchill and JP Morgan. The Hialeah Park Race Track also holds the distinction of being an Audubon Bird Sanctuary due to its famous pink flamingos.
Hialeah is also the American center of the Spanish or more correctly, the Basque sport of Jai Alai (or Jai Lai) which is a kind of a handball on steroids.
The sport once held the world record for ball speed with a goatskin covered jai alai ball that traveled at 188 miles per hour, whipped by one José Ramón Areitio.
Speaking of steroids, slightly further northwest is Hard Rock Stadium, which is the home of the Miami Dolphins -- which was once under coach Don Shula, a football dynasty.
The Dolphins seem to be always a contender for the Super Bowl. Ask anybody. In any language. They can tell you How the Dolphins are doing this year. And how they will do next season. Better. Right? Always better. Majore! Siempre Better!
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