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San Juan de los Lagos

include pozole, tamales, milk candies and cajeta (dulce de leche) and fruits such as cactus fruit, oranges and fig (Common fig)s preserved in sugar. Traditional drinks include ponche made from local fruits. Another traditional confection is a large disk of a coconut confection called “alfajor.” Pilgrimage site of Our Lady of San Juan de los Lagos File:ImageOurLadySanJuanLagos02.jpg thumb Image of Our

population. Mining mostly consists of sandstone production for construction with some deposits of marble and other construction materials. Most industry consists of food processing, much of which is destined for sale to the tourist market. This is particularly true for the production and sale of cajeta or dulce de leche. This is a common traditional product as the Los Altos region is the fifth highest producer of dairy products in the country. Other products include ice, construction materials, ironworking, textiles and furniture. Handcrafts include embroidered clothing for women as well as the weaving of wool items such as sarapes, rebozos, quezquémetls and other textiles, herbal medicines, leather items such as bags, belts and wallets are made as well as ceramics and carved stone items. Clothing for charros can be found here from heavily embroidered jackets and pants to embroidered belts called “piteado.” Another common handcraft is religious items for sale to visitors, such as reliquaries, candles, images of the Virgin and rosaries made from the local white stone. Many of the areas handcrafts are sold on the stores and street stalls around the main plaza and basilica. These items are either made locally or brought in from other states in central Mexico. Just under fifty percent of the working population is dedicated to commerce and services, with most of this related to tourism to the town of San Juan de los Lagos, followed by businesses catering to local, mostly primary, needs. This translates to a population of about 40,000 residents who cater to the needs of about seven million or so pilgrims per year. The town has frequent bus service, and is accessible by expressway. However, this tourism is almost purely domestic. Most English language guidebooks do not even mention San Juan de los Lagos. The municipality thumb Parish of Sangre de Cristo in Mezquitic (File:ParishSangreCristoMezquitic01.jpg) It has 260 active communities with a total population of 65,219 (2010); however most of these are extremely small and rural with only one community having more than 700 residents, the seat. Outside the town of San Juan, other important communities include Mezquitic de la Magdalena, Halconero de Arriba, La Sauceda, Antenas (Cañada de Pérez), El Sauz de Ibarra and San Antonio de la Barrera. In total, there are 298 named locations in the municipality, but 38 have been abandoned. In 2005, 111 spoke an indigenous language, up from 24 in 1995, and 95% are Catholic. The municipality has seventeen preschools, 65 primary schools, seven middle schools two high schools and one vocational technical school. About 90% of the population is literate; however, the rate was about only half of the population until the 1990s. Another pilgrimage site is that of the Santo Niño de Mezquitic, also called the Niño Cacahuate, whose feast day is 17 September. This image is located in a small church constructed for it in the community of Mezquitic de la Magdalena, four km outside the town of San Juan. The construction is Neoclassical and dates from the 18th century. The image itself is five centimeters tall contained in a peanut shell, which gives it the name of Niño Cacahuate.


Chinandega

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Uruguay

'', and the dried yerba mate leaves. Sweet treats, including flans with ''dulce de leche'' and ''alfajores'' (shortbread cookies), are favorites for desserts or afternoon snacks. Other Uruguayan dishes include ''morcilla dulce'' (a type of blood sausage cooked with ground orange fruit, orange peel, and walnuts), chorizo, milanesa (a breaded veal cutlet similar to the Austrian Wienerschnitzel), snacks such as ''olímpicos'' (club sandwiches), ''húngaras'' (spicy

Lugo of Paraguay. The majority of these governments are still enjoying high approval ratings in their nation's public opinion polls. In Nicaragua's 2006 elections the former Sandinista (Sandinista National Liberation Front) President Daniel Ortega was re-elected President after having been out of office since 1990. Filled, straight ''churros'' are found in Cuba (with fruit, such as guava), Brazil (with chocolate, ''doce de leite (dulce de leche)'', among others

), and in Argentina, Peru, Chile and Mexico (usually filled with ''dulce de leche'' or ''cajeta'' but also with chocolate and vanilla). In Spain they have a considerably wider diameter to allow for the filling. In Uruguay, churros can also come in a savoury (umami) version, filled with melted cheese. - Uruguay Chamber of Deputies of Uruguay Cámara de Diputados - * ''A. (s.) ventralis'' (Plain-breasted Hawk) occurs in the coastal mountains of northern


Cali

fruit and shaved ice, and best found in Jamundi, about a 15 min drive from the southern neighborhoods of Cali. * ''Pandebono'' - baked rings of cheese bread which is quite typical of Cali * ''Buñuelos'' - sweet fried doughnut balls * ''Sancocho de gallina'' - a very popular chicken soup, best found in a town called Ginebra, about one hour drive from Cali * ''Manjar blanco'' - a candy made from cooked sugar and milk, similar to dulce de leche (Milk candy) * ''Chontaduro'' or peach palm


Argentina

filled with ''dulce de leche'' (a sort of milk caramel jam), ''alfajores'' (shortbread cookies sandwiched together with chocolate, ''dulce de leche'' or a fruit paste), and ''tortas fritas (torta frita)'' (fried cakes) Commons:Category:Argentina Wikipedia:Argentina Dmoz:Regional South America Argentina


Panama City

it is a fantastic option to try great restaurants at good prices. Despite its name, it lasts 15 days, with dozens of participating restaurants offering special participating menus at fixed, lower than normal prices. Budget There's several cafes along Via Argentina. The Spanish sandwich shops offer excellent sandwiches, coffee, and churros. Try '''Manolo's Churreria''' (don't miss the churros rellenos, pastries filled with dulce de leche and rolled in sugar) or Del Prado. Sandwiches should


Montevideo

. There is ''dulce de leche'' on almost everything and stores that sell nothing but caramels. Many places sell nothing but dessert, so pick the one with the best looking pastries and cakes and enjoy! * '''Churros''' — Find them for sale at the "Parque Rodó". Try the sweet versions - they come with sugar on top, or filled with chocolate, ''dulce de leche'' or cream filling - or the cheese-filled ones. * '''Pizza''' — There are "pizzerías" all around Montevideo. Most make


Santo Domingo

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Peru

. The majority of these governments are still enjoying high approval ratings in their nation's public opinion polls. In Nicaragua's 2006 elections the former Sandinista (Sandinista National Liberation Front) President Daniel Ortega was re-elected President after having been out of office since 1990. Filled, straight ''churros'' are found in Cuba (with fruit, such as guava), Brazil (with chocolate, ''doce de leite (dulce de leche)'', among others), and in Argentina, Peru

, Chile and Mexico (usually filled with ''dulce de leche'' or ''cajeta'' but also with chocolate and vanilla). In Spain they have a considerably wider diameter to allow for the filling. In Uruguay, churros can also come in a savoury (umami) version, filled with melted cheese. successor Francisco Xavier de Luna Pizarro order2 Founder of the Freedom of Peru, Founder of the Republic, Protector of Peru, and Generalissimo of Armas (ad

of Peru. It contains manjar blanco filling (similar to dulce de leche) and either dry fruits or nuts (nut (fruit)). The exterior is usually a sugar-based fondant-like shell, http: www.nutricionyrecetas.com recetas galletas 6668.htm ''nutricionyrecetas'' but there also exists chocolate versions too (known by the contraction ''chocotejas''


Venezuela

'' A variation of wafer is considered a part of the traditional cuisine in Colombia, Venezuela and México where it is known as an ''oblea''. Usually eaten as a desert with two pieces filled with ''arequipe'', ''dulce de leche'' (milk caramel) and or sweetened condensed milk in the middle. In some places they might contain cheese, fruits, chantilly cream, among others. They are usually very popular as they are very inexpensive. The events prior to the war of Independence in 1806

'', where it's filled with ''dulce de leche manjarblanco''. In Chile, it is called ''brazo de Reina''. In the Philippines, it is called ''brazo de Mercedes''. In Spain, it is called ''brazo de gitano'' (literally translated as ''gypsy's arm'') and is commonly filled with cream or chocolate truffle, and although in Venezuela it is known under the same name as in Spain, there is a vast array of fillings that go from cream, chocolate truffle, ''dulce de guayaba'' (guava jam),''dulce de leche manjarblanco', combined with fruits. *'''Ukrainian''': Рулет '''Luis Orlando Rodríguez''' (born June 27, 1980 in San Carlos, Cojedes St. (Cojedes (state)), Venezuela) is a Venezuelan professional baseball shortstop for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball. He is a switch hitter and throws right-handed. He was given the nickname "El Franchiso" during his time with the Padres. '''Luis Orlando Rodríguez''' (born June 27, 1980 in San Carlos, Cojedes St. (Cojedes (state)), Venezuela) is a Venezuelan professional baseball shortstop for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball. He is a switch hitter and throws right-handed. He was given the nickname "El Franchiso" during his time with the Padres. The authorities' failure to apprehend Androutsopoulos for seven years raised criticisms by the Greek media. A ''Ta Nea'' article claimed that Periandros remained in Greece and evaded arrest due to connections with the police. In a 2004 interview, Michalis Chrisochoidis, the former minister of public order of PASOK (Panhellenic Socialist Movement), claimed that such accusations were unfounded, and he blamed the inefficiency of the Greek police. Some allege that Androutsopoulos had evaded arrest because he had been residing in Venezuela until he turned himself in 2005. Παραδόθηκε ο «Xρυσαυγίτης» Kathimerini 14 09 2005 (in Greek) His trial began on September 20, 2006, and he was convicted to 21 years in prison on September 25, 2006. Αμετανόητη Αυγή του φιδιού Eleftherotypia 29 09 06 (in Greek) Είκοσι ένα χρόνια κάθειρξη χωρίς αναστολή στον «Περίανδρο» για την επίθεση κατά φοιτητών in.gr 25 09 06 (in Greek) Hrisi Avgi members were present in his trial, shouting nationalist slogans, and he reportedly hailed them using the Nazi salute He reached international celebrity when WAPA-TV of Puerto Rico signed him in 1983 to make telenovelas for them. Alarcón starred alongside Camille Carrion in the international hit ''Vivir Para Ti'', which is generally considered by Puerto Rican television critics to be one of the best soap operas ever made in the country. WAPA-TV sold the soap opera to stations in Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and other important Latin American markets where Alarcón was not well known before. In addition, since WAPA-TV's transmissions reached the United States Virgin Islands as well, viewers in those islands were able to know Alarcón as well. The majority of Latin American Canadians are recent immigrants who arrived in the late 20th century from El Salvador, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, and Guatemala, with smaller communities from the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Ecuador and elsewhere, with all or nearly all the Latin American countries represented. Statistics canada: "Ethnic origins, 2006 counts, for Canada, provinces and territories Reasons for immigrating include Canada's better economic opportunities and politics or civil war and political repression in their native countries, as in the case of Cubans fleeing from the Fidel Castro revolution, Chileans escaping from Augusto Pinochet's rule, Salvadorans fleeing from the Salvadoran Civil War and Peruvians escaping from the Juan Velasco Alvarado dictatorship and from the July 1979 constitution's compulsory voting requirement.


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