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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) MEXICO CITY — Like in the United States, groups gathered in Mexico City for presidential debate watch parties.

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...

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...

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Mexico’s Elite Might Just Favor Trump

*He says Mexico’s elite doesn’t like Hillary because she ignored Mexico when she was Secretary of State. They’ve got a point there, but Trump? Apparently Trumpism fits well with Mexico’s long history of classism. VL By Louis...

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Aztecs or Mexica? What is the Proper Name for the Ancient Empire?

*A little setting-the-record-straight for your afternoon. Share this, spread the knowledge. VL By Nicoletta Maestri, Archeology.about.com Despite its popular use, the term “Aztec” when used to refer to the Triple Alliance founders of Tenochtitlan and the empire that...

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Can a Colonial Crafts Town Survive Modern Mexico?

*The crafts made and sold around Pátzcuaro, México, are traditions that date back to 600AD. There are deep traditions from across the continent and the Caribbean that establish the prominence Latino culture. Our children won’t get this...

Monday, February 8th, 2016

In Mexico, a Healer Who Asks for Nothing in Return

*”Creo que lo mas importante es decirle a la gente que vieran un poquito por sus semejantes.” -Don  Sergio. By Elizabeth Malkin, The New York Times SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico — Every morning, Sergio Castro...

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Déjà Vu in Oregon. Not exactly.

*It’s unfortunate, Eduardo Diaz tells us, that in the reporting of the takeover of federal lands in Oregon the claims of tribal sovereignty have been ignored. In the summer of 1967 Reies Lopez Tijerina took over a...

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