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  • He was at once excited and frightened that day, for the cohete is a symbol of manhood -- dangerous, aggressive, violent ... and taller then he.

    Cohetes, a Mexican tradition

  • People of every age stay till the last cohete is fired, till the last dance is danced, till it's time to go home to sleep and get rested for the 6AM procession (hosted each day by a different Ajijic barrio, where the daily procession starts), the day's work and the next night's party.

    November celebrations

  • Firing a cohete is surprisingly easy; first a small notch is scribed in the bottom, then a lit cigarette or smoldering branch, ignites the loose gunpowder to propel it skyward.

    Cohetes, a Mexican tradition

  • A cohete is usually a white wrapped cylindrical package 6 cm in diameter by 25 cm in length.

    Cohetes, a Mexican tradition

  • I suspect the partying is mostly the young, the cohete firers more middle aged, and the church goers of all ages.

    November celebrations

  • Sparkling lights, music, cohete ... read more christmas exploring-tourism

    Robert Barrett and Richard Nathan: two Englishmen in Xalapa, Veracruz

  • Sputnik had been launched with a cohete, and so had Laika.

    Waiting for Snow in Havana

  • Poor Laika, the dog the Russians sent into orbit with a one-way ticket, propelled by a cohete to death by starvation.

    Waiting for Snow in Havana

  • When I first learned of the English word for cohete, all I could think of was flaming Saltines.

    Waiting for Snow in Havana

  • It made me want to take a rocket ship to Venus—a cohete, of course.

    Waiting for Snow in Havana

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