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Monday, February 8th, 2016

In Mexico, a Healer Who Asks for Nothing in Return

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...

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Mexico begins extradition proceedings against drug lord

*This didn’t take long. The popular belief in Mexico is that Chapo will escape again. Some of the more cynical comments on social media hope he will. Authorities tailed U.S. Actor Sean Penn for clues to Chapo’s whereabouts....

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Is Pemex Coming to America?

*Apparently, yes. There’s a picture of a Pemex station under construction in Houston. The best part? Check out the photo, there’s a Taco Shack sign  at the bottom of the marquee. The bad part? That the CPS...

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

How Two Mexican Runners Were Involved in the Most Memorable NYC Marathon Finish of All Time

*How about that! The winner of the NYC marathon, from Mexico, made a wrong turn with 1/2 mile left, but managed to come back to win the race. VL By Alfonso Félix, Remezcla The names Germán Silva...

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,...

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Mexico Crackdown on Central American Child Migrants Increasing

*Why the number of child immigrants is decreasing on the U.S. border. It’s not because less of them are leaving their homes. VL By Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News Mexico is set to eclipse the U.S. for the...

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...

Monday, July 13th, 2015

El Corrido Del Chapo (the first) – copyright mine!

*It was only a matter of time, someone was bound to do it. Why not Sam? VL By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog The news today that Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escaped from Mexico’s maximum security prison either...

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Xalisco Boys – now in northern Ohio

*Sam Quiñones always gives us insights into places where we wouldn’t otherwise look, that’s the value of his writing. He tells us about the heroin trade, migrating to the U.S. from Mexico, and how its highly organized system...

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Death on Sevenmile Road

By Melissa del Bosque, The Texas Observer The pickup truck accelerated. Jose Isabel Coj Cumar could see the glow of the sun through the thin black fabric that concealed him and the five other men in the...

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Selling ‘dulces’ in the States

*This confirms my thinking, more than an “aspirational” culture, Latinos in the U.S. are a transformational force. I like the last line in this piece: “So it sounds like ‘dulces’ are here to stay.” VL By Crystal Lindell,...

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...

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...

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