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This Is How Jewish Latinos Get Down With The Food During Hanukkah

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Hanukkah is just around the corner. Have you decided what you are making for your friends and family this year? Here is 7 different foods you can make to give you Hanukkah celebrations that Latino twist!

1. Mexican Ricotta Croquettes

We all know that Hanukkah is centered around fired foods to honor the story of the oil that was said to have only been enough for one day but burned for eight.

2. Jalapeño Potato Latkes

Latkes are a major part of the Hanukkah celebration, but sometimes just potatoes can get kind of boring. Give your family a spicy treat by adding a few jalapeños and BAM!

3. Zucchini Fritters

If your family isn’t into the whole spicy thing, try substituting your potato latkes for some scrumptious zucchini fritters. The recipe is the same just swap put potatoes for zucchini.

4. Whitefish Guacamole

Guacamole is amazing already, right? So, why not incorporate this staple into your Hanukkah festivities? It’s all the same but you just add some smoke whitefish and you’ve given your guests a great meal to celebrate the holiday.

5. Buñuelos

Buñuelos are a great substitute for jelly filled doughnuts. And, tbh, does anyone really need an excuse to make these amazing desserts?

6. Brisket Tacos

No cheese needed to really enjoy these bad boys if you are keeping it Kosher. Plus, taco, amirite?

7. Matzo Tortillas

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If you are looking to keep it Kosher, you can substitute the masa in a traditional tortilla for matzo and problem solved.

READ: What’s It Like to be a Jewish Latino? NPR’s Latino USA Podcast has the Fascinating Details

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In The '80s, Hundreds Were Killed In A Massacre That Shook Guatemala... Two Boys Survived

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In The ’80s, Hundreds Were Killed In A Massacre That Shook Guatemala… Two Boys Survived

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“No one knew of the horror.”

In 1982, during Guatemala’s civil war, more than 200 people from the village of Dos Erres in the town of La Libertad, were killed in a massacre carried out by government forces. The soldiers, who were under the command of Guatemalan President General Efraín Ríos Montt, spared nearly no one, killing women, children and the elderly. Many of them were of Mayan descent.

A new documentary, “Finding Oscar,” chronicles the search of two boys who escaped death during the Dos Erres massacre. The boys, named Oscar and Ramiro, were kidnapped and raised by soldiers who participated in the massacre. The feature-length documentary follows the people from both Guatemala and the United States who spent years digging up proof that the government was involved in the massacre. Their hard work led to an official acknowledgement in 2011 from then-President Alvaro Colom, who apologized to the relatives of the victims.

READ: A New Documentary Tells the Story of Latinas Who Were Sterilized Without Knowing It

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