Get Jammin' in Jamaica
By Mariela Rosario | 01/07/2009 - 15:00

Take a trip to Jamaica and you'll be surprised by how similar it is to many Latin American destinations, especially the Spanish Caribbean. From the spicy local flavors and dishes, to the love of song and dance, Jamaica will definitely feel like a home away from home.

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New Twist on A Holiday Favorite: Jamaican Jerked Pernil
By Mariela Rosario | 11/13/2008 - 15:27

Most people don’t recognize all of the similarities between the Spanish Caribbean and other islands in the area, like Jamaica. But both in culture and food, we have a common history. Did you know that Jamaica was colonized by Spain for hundreds of years before the island was taken over by the British? A large part of the reason that the Spaniards were defeated had to do with the Maroons, a community of escaped slaves who fought for the British in return for their freedom and an autonomous government.

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