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Monday, November 14th, 2016

Business, Government Leaders On Both Sides Of Border Brace For Trade Negotiations

*NAFTA was in Trump’s crosshairs since the beginning of his campaign. Everyone’s expecting big changes. VL By Jorge Valencia and Rodrigo Cervantes, Fronteras (1.5 minute read) MEXICO CITY — Business leaders and politicians on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border are preparing for likely changes in trade policy. Companies that do business in both countries are bracing themselves

Monday, November 7th, 2016

The War of Santa Anna’s Leg Takes a Big Step Forward

*And then there’s this. It has nothing to do with the election, thank goodness, but that leg needs to go home. *smirk* VL By Will Conneros, The Wall Street Journal (5.5 minute read) SPRINGFIELD, Ill.—The War of Santa...

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Acapulco Beach Vendor Sells Empanadas in 10 Languages

*Check this kid out. He’s 15 and now has had many job offers since the story and a video went viral. VL By Mexico News Daily (3 minute read)  A young beach vendor from Acapulco has become a...

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Groups Gather In Mexico City To Watch US Presidential Debate

*There’s been an unusually high interest from Mexico in the U.S. election. I was at the UNAM in August, participating in a two-day symposium on the U.S. election. They’re watching closely. VL By Rodrigo Cervantes, Fronteras (2.5 minute read)...

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

This 12-Year-Old Boy Just Stood Up To 11,000 People

*Twelve years-old, he stood up to 11,000 protesters coming down the road. He did it because his uncle is gay. VL By Henry Pacheco, MiTu “I have an uncle who is gay. And I hate that people...

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

‘Cállate, imbécil’: the best Mexican responses to Donald Trump’s visit

*This is rich. Mexican humor is ruthless and relentless, it’s awesome. And Mexicans saw Trump’s visit for what it was, puro circo. VL By Amber Jamieson, The Guardian (4 minute read) Mexicans furious that Donald Trump came to their...

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Mexican president likely hurt by ‘ill-advised’ Trump meeting

*Yep, but when your approval rating is 23%, to quote Donald Trump, What do you have to lose? VL By Christopher Sherman and Mark Stevenson, Associated Press (3 minute read) MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena Nieto’s meeting with...

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Migración, comercio y drogas, temas que discutirán Trump y EPN

Por Redacción Once Noticias El presidente Enrique Peña Nieto y Donald Trump tendrán una productiva conversación cuando se reúnan hoy de manera privada en la Ciudad de México para discutir temas y retos comunes de los dos...

Monday, August 29th, 2016

In Mariachi Music, A Distinctive Yell Speaks To The Soul

*A good grito is an indication that a party has reached another level of fun. Good times are assured. VL By Brenda Salinas, Code Switch Do you know that feeling when a song moves you so much,...

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Arizonan rips ‘Spanish-Mexican’ mayor invitation

*For the record, the name Huachuca, the name of the town where this man is mayor, is in the Apache language and means thunder mountain. Mayor Ken Taylor refused an invitation to a U.S.-Mexico Mayor’s conference because the...

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Tijuana, cops, & why people leave Mexico

*It’s a true, tough question. Mexicans are incensed at the thought of a Trump wall. But, why are so many of them willing to risk their lives to leave? VL By Sam Quiñones, DREAMLAND I have no...

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Utility workers discover 14,000-year-old mammoth fossils under Mexican street

*Proof that Mexicans have been doing carne asadas for 14,000 years. VL By Fox News Latino (1.5 minute read) Utility workers digging in the Mexican city of Tultepec unearthed the fossilized remains of a 14,000-year-old mammoth that researchers...

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

The GOP’s Mexico Derangement

*Does anyone have Trump’s email address? He needs to read this (does he read news?). It’s good. You should read it too, pass it along to folks you think might benefit from a little knowledge. VL By...

Friday, May 6th, 2016

A Cinco de Mayo story you probably didn’t know

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (4 minute read) On May 5th, 1862, a contingent of soldiers on the American continent encountered their enemy along a road that led to the enemy fort. The contingent attacked but was repulsed....

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