THE BRONX CHRONICLE CELEBRATES ‘CINCO DE MAYO’

The Bronx Chronicle Joins All New Yorkers in Celebrating Cinco de Mayo. Viva Mexico!

Cinco de Mayo is widely celebrated in the United States, New York and the Bronx.

Feliz Cinco de Mayo

 

Cinco de Mayo marks the Mexican army’s victory in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 and is a source of pride for people of Mexican heritage.
“On Cinco de Mayo, we celebrate the rich culture and history of Mexico and the many contributions Mexican-Americans have made to our nation since before its inception. We also celebrate the rich cultural traditions and strong family values that characterize the Mexican and Hispanic community,” said Rep. Jose Serrano in a statement.

Congressman Charles B. Rangel, tweeted, “Today we celebrate a rich Mexican Culture and contributions to America.”

“From the arts to politics, the United States is a richer and stronger country thanks to the role Mexican-Americans have played throughout its history. If it weren’t for the ever growing presence of Mexican-Americans in the United States, we simply wouldn’t be able to be where we are as a nation today. Mexican immigrants have brought new life to neighborhoods in the Bronx and across the nation. This Cinco de Mayo also serves as a reminder that we need to keep investing in this community and that we must work to pass comprehensive immigration reform to ensure that Mexican immigrant families don’t continue suffering the effects of a broken and unfair immigration system, ” added Rep. Serrano.

 

The Census Bureau estimates that there are more than 47,000 people of Mexican heritage living in the 15th Congressional District in the Bronx.

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