Monday, July 13th, 2015

Mexico’s hidden people

*Thanks to Taquista Ito Romo for this. I spent part of my elementary school years and all of middle school in Mexico, and I never heard of this. VL By Abby Reimer, CNN (CNN) – An estimated 200,000 Africans were brought to Mexico under slavery, which ended in the country in 1829. Yet Photographer Mara Sanchez

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Mexico Ambassador Nominee Says We Need Immigration Reform and Gun Control

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco The woman set to become the next U.S. Ambassador to Mexico has interesting ideas about border security. Roberta Jacobson is a career civil servant who recently led the negotiating team that works to...

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

White House Drug Policy Office Honors Nora Gallegos of El Paso

PRESS RELEASE (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today during a ceremony at the White House, National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli honored Nora Gallegos as an “Advocate for Action.” Every year, the White House Office of National Drug...

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Rethinking Cinco de Mayo

*This article, written by Sudie Hofmann, was published one year ago. I repot it here becasue it puts Cinco de Mayo in proper perspective. Share it with your non-Latino friends, so they get a better understanding of...

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Mexican Girl Mistakenly Sent to U.S. Returns, Judge Unapologetic

*This was a horrific mistake to begin with. A story of mistken identity, sparked by a chance sighting on social media, that spiraled out of control. VL By LatinoPost All that kept Alondra Luna Nunez from her...

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Germanwings Plane Crash: Mexican Victim Daniela Ayón Predicted Her Death

*Daniela Ayón was celebrating her 36th birthday with a trip through Europe. VL By Cedar Attanasio, Latin Post Daniela Ayón, of Tampico, Tamaulipas, México, was a victim in the Germanwings airplane crash that killed 150 people yesterday...

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Vatican apologizes to Mexico for Pope’s ‘Mexicanization’ remarks

*Ooops? Isn’t this the same kind of slip that earned Sean Penn the #penndejo hashtag? Saying stuff on the fly, unedited, in the moment, without thinking it through when your past actions are evidence of an entirely...

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Opera explores sexuality of Mexico’s Nahuatl culture

*This just seemed very cool to me. I love the title, “Canto florido de travesuras.” It would be even better if the opera traveled to the U.S. VL By EFE/Fox News Latino An opera sung entirely in...

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Mexico’s black president abolished slavery before U.S. Civil War

*Interesting things to note here: I spent part of my elementary and all of middle school (secundaria) in Mexico. I studied Vicente Guerrero in my history classes, using the same standard history book used by all school...

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Students who survived Mexico’s night of bloody horror accuse army and police

*This is poignant. An eyewitness, survivor of the attack against Mexican students that ended in the disappearance of 43 protesters, tells his story. VL By Nina Lakhani, The Guardian Uriel Alonso Solís is an affable 19-year-old, the...

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Mexican Mayor Charged in Kidnapping of 43 Missing Students

*Here’s the gem in this story: “Abarca was already facing charges of links to organized crime as well as kidnapping and murder charges related to other cases besides the students.” Now he’ll stand trial for the missing...

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Why Americans Should Be Outraged by Pena Nieto Visit

*Enrique Peña Nieto visited the White house last week for the first time as President of Mexico. Official reports and statements of the visit make no mention of the missing 43 students. VL By Jose AngelN., El...

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Experts work to save Mexican Indians’ rich cultural heritage

*There are 62 native populations in Mexico. Thirteen percent of the total Mexican population belongs to these ethnic groups. VL By EFE/Fox News Latino Experts plan to build a phono-library by traveling across Mexico to record the...

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Obama seeks help of Mexico’s Pena Nieto on Cuba, immigration

*No report yet if Obama and Peña Nieto discussed the missing 43 students in Mexico. Interestingly, Fox News chose to include Cuba in their headline about a meeting between the Presidents of the U.S. and Mexico. VL...

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