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  • I was born in Buenos Aires. Today Argentina celebrates the May Revolution, which ultimately led, six years later, to its declaration of independence. See:

    When I was little, we wore escarapelas to school, had an "acto" and celebrated by waving the blue and white flags. Kids still do that there, I think, I hope.

    I am proud to have been born there, where men and women had the courage to fight the establishment and to believe in freedom. It is said that the Revolución de Mayo sparked the rest of the Spanish American independence wars.

    Today, in Boulder, USA, where I have lived most of my life,. I consider myself an American.

    Yet, in the early morning light of the mountains, I sit and write, drinking my mate and shedding a few tears for my homeland. May this spirit of independence be reborn in all the hearts of all the people in Argentina.

    Nací en Buenos Aires. Hoy Argentina celebra la Revolución de Mayo, que los llevó a la declaración de independencia seis años más tarde.

    De chiquita, nos poníamos escarapelas en el colegio, teníamos un acto, y celebrábamos con las banderitas celeste y blancas. Me parece que los chicos todavía hacen eso, por lo menos espero que sí.

    Estoy orgullosa de ser argentina, donde hombres y mujeres tuvieron el coraje de pelear contra el establecimiento y creer en la libertad. Se dice que la Revolución de Mayo fue la chispa que llevó al resto de las naciones en Latinoamérica a buscar su independencia.

    Hoy, acá en Boulder, Colorado, USA, donde he vivido la mayor parte de mi vida, me considero Americana.

    Sin embargo, en la luz matinal de la montaña, escribo, tomándome un lindo mate y llorando unas lágrimas por mi país natal.

    Espero que ese espíritu de independencia renazca en el corazón de todos los argentinos.
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