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For Immediate Release:
May 03, 2019
Media Contact:
Gilbert Cabrera


Celebrate safely on Cinco de Mayo

MIAMI-DADE – On May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza, the Mexican Army scored a surprise victory over the French Empire in the Battle of Puebla, a turning point in the war that eventually drove Napoleon III’s forces out of Mexico. Today, the holiday is known as “Cinco de Mayo” and is a day that many people in both Mexico and the United States celebrate Mexican culture, food and – inevitably – drink.

Here are some statistics and tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Centers for Disease Control to encourage residents who celebrate Cinco de Mayo to do so responsibly, and most importantly, avoid drinking and driving: