Friday, October 21st, 2016

Mexico Is Having A Fight Over The Word ‘Mezcal’

*It’s the same drink, produced a few miles from the official government cut-off line, but it can’t be called Mezcal. It’s not about taste and it’s not about geography, it’s about a name, and Mexico owns it (did you know that Mexico owns the word Tequila?). VL By Jorge Valencia, Fronteras (4 minute read) Mexico is

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Spanish-Speakers’ Citrus Struggle: The Confusing Debate Over How to Say Lemon/Lime en Español

*This happened to me the other day when I ordered a Topo Chico with lemon as my lunch drink. The server took there steps and returned. “Is that lime or the yellow one, lemon?” I meant lime....

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

The Changing Face Of US-Bound Migration: Rise In Africans And Asians Moving Through Mexico

*The faces of the undocumented crossing the border with Mexico is changing. There are more immigrants from Asia and Africa traveling to Mexico to make the trek north. VL By Lorne Matalon, Fronteras Desk (3 minute read) TONALA,...

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

This Is the Largest Exhibit on Mexican Art in 60 Years

*Beautiful! If you happen to be in Paris between now and January. . .  VL By Yara Simón, Remezcla (2 minute read) Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are undoubtedly two of the 20th century’s most important artists in...

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

This Mexican College Robotics Team Just Owned a NASA Competition

*Check out this #MexicanThing. The Mexican team saw it as a statement victory. Team member Juan Carlos Mariscal said “We have the same abilities as any other student in the world.” VL By Andrew S. Vargas, Remezcla (2.5 minute...

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Texas to Revisit Issue of ID’ing Migrants’ Remains Near Border

*This is somber stuff, but it’s important. There are thousands of families that have no idea of what happened to their loved ones who made the trek north in look for work. This may bring them peace...

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)...

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Mexico’s Border Crackdown Sends Migrants into Dangerous Territory

*A report from the trenches on Mexico’s southern border. VL By Melissa del Bosque, Texas Observer (2.5 minute read) In July 2014, Mexico announced its Southern Border Plan — with backing from the United States — which Mexican...

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...

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

‘It’s deeper than just mourning a celebrity’: Juan Gabriel fans pay tribute to the Mexican singer

*According to reports tens of thousands of fans visited the Palacio de Bellas Artes, in Mexico City, where Juan Gabriel’s ashes were taken. VL By Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times (4.5 minute read)  Nohely Chavez and Laura Tejeda...

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...

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Song For The Living

*This isn’t exactly a Juan Gabriel tribute, but it’s what film makers might call a reaction shot. You’ll find here a snapshot of the people who loved his music. VL By Diego Renteria, Tell Your True Tale...

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...

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