Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Obama’s pick for Mexico ambassador moves forward

*GOP Senators delayed her nomination because of her role in the thawing of U.S.-Cuba relations.  Yet, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) spoke against her this week. Any Senator can put the confirmation on “hold.” The thinking is that this is likely to happen. VL By Burgess Everett, Politico President Barack Obama’s pick to be the next

Monday, November 9th, 2015

The Radical Indian Activist Who Influenced Mexico City, Lenin And Einstein

*I read this today – it’s a short illutrated history – and learned something about someone I didn’t know. Accordong to this history Manabendra Nath Roy lived a fascnating life, he influenced revolutions across the world and...

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Ancestry Mexico Launches with More than 220 Million Searchable Mexican Historical Records

*This is very cool. announced “the launch of new online services that will help Mexicans and the estimated 34 million Mexican Americans research their family history.” The punchline is that every Mexican-American says their great-grandfather fought with Pancho...

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Eleuterio Cruz – RIP

*This is a wonderful lunchtime read. Sam Quiñones tells us about a small group of village men who carved a 5 mile road from a mountainside in Mexico, volunteering the strength of their arms, swinging picks and...

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Colonial church emerges from falling Mexican reservoir

*This story pops-up every once in a while, this time the Associated Press traveled to Chiapas, Mexico, took some pictures and published a report. It’s fascinating every time a reporter goes there. It’s an 16th century church,...

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...

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...

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