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By Felicity Clarke, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Line up the tequila shots and get ready to dance the Macarena, because the major holiday celebrating Mexican culture is approaching. As to when, the clue is in the name, next week is Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May, or May 5th), the most internationally recognized Mexican holiday. As such, fiestas of a Mexican flavor will be had the world over, including here in Rio.

Cinco de Mayo is not, as is commonly assumed, Mexican Independence Day (which is September 16th) but is actually a regional holiday marking Mexico´s unlikely . . .

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