My mother says I’m American.
I was born in Miami, Florida, so she is technically correct. But like many other Latin Americans who grew in up the United States, I carry with me the values and traditions of my ancestors.
So I’m Latin-American --I’m a mixture of my mother’s Cuban heritage and my father's Peruvian heritage.
Thanks to them, my American upbringing had a pinch of Latin spice to it --like literal aji amarillo, or yellow pepper, with some sweets too like my favorite red guava jelly.