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TRADITIONAL MEXICAN dancers, brought in by the MEChA Club, a group of American students born of Mexican parents, perform at The Dalles Wahtonka High School in early observation Friday, May 3, of Cinco de Mayo, the Fifth of May. Pictured onstage are, left to right, Janet Bustamante, Marta Gamez and Jackie Legorreta in the May 3 performance.

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A proud day for Mexican-Americans in The Dalles

The Dalles business owners host festivities for Cinco de Mayo “Cinco de Mayo is a day that makes me proud,” said Carlos Quezada, co-owner of La Cabaña in downtown The Dalles. “We might be far away from our country but we can’t change our blood – the culture is still with us.”

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Cinco de Mayo: A tale of two countries

The annual Cinco de Mayo — May 5 — celebration across the U.S. is more than just a tribute to Mexican heritage — it is a reminder about the important role the neighboring country played in ending America’s Civil War.

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