The Chicano poet and writer Tino Villanueva traced the first documented use of the term as an ethnonym to 1911, as referenced in a then-unpublished essay by University of Texas anthropologist José Limón.
However, a gunboat, the Chicana, was sold in 1857 to Jose Maria Carvajal to ship arms on the Rio Grande.
La Llorona ("The Weeping Woman") is a legendary ghost prominent in folklore of Spanish America.
This myth has a tendency to take aspects of an urban legend and is present throughout Mexican culture.
The term Chicano is sometimes used interchangeably with Mexican-American.
Both names are chosen identities within the Mexican-American community in the United States.
and who some say was betrayed by the Spanish conquistadors.
According to the tradition, La Llorona is the ghost of a woman who lost her children and now cries while looking for them in the river, often causing misfortune to those who are near or hear her.
Though several variations exist, the most basic story tells of a beautiful woman by the name of Maria who drowns her children in a river as a means of revenge because her husband left her for a younger woman.
Latinas are also far more passionate about life in general than most of their American or European "rivals".
Instead of sitting on the sofa all day watching reality TV shows, South American women want to get out and live life, enjoying everything it has to offer.