Exorcizamus te, omnis immundus spiritus, omnis satanica potestas, omnis incursio infernalis adversarii, omnis legio, omnis congregatio et secta diabolica, in nomine et virtute Domini Nostri Jesu Christi, eradicare et effugare a Dei Ecclesia, ab animabus ad imaginem Dei conditis ac pretioso divini Agni sanguine redemptis.
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We wrap our babies in shawls and braid our hairs in trensas. We eat tamales, tacos, maize, beans, papas, tomatoes, and lentejas every day. We pray to Catholic Saints because they are reflectors of the pantheon of ancestral Indigenous gods and goddesses in the past. We dance to cumbia, a fusion of Indigenous, Spanish, and African music, and in many places, we still dance the Indian round dance. We wear ponchos, sombreros, and Indigenous skirts. We believe in el cuco, talk to Grandmother Moon, walk on Pachamama, pray to Tonantzin (La Virgen de Guadalupe), swim with the mermaids, and fear the devil. We tell stories of our ancestors and share legends of the local area. We EVEN use words with Indigenous syntax and don’t even know the original meaning, like mexica (Mexico), guagua (baby, Ecuador), huracan, (hurricane, Puerto Rico) and tayta (father, Peru). Does this sound Latino to you?