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Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

‘Door of Hope’ Event Opens Wall That Splits Families

*Do yourself a favor, read the entire article. It’s a good read. VL By Bianca Quilantan, New America Media (7 minute read) Laura Avila and her daughter Laura Vera Martinez waited nervously on the United States side of the border with her mother standing inches away from them in Mexico. Rusted pillars and steel mesh divided

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...

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...

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

10 things to know and misconceptions about Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead

*One of the things not on the list is that in Mexico, where the celebration originated, the word “los” is not in the name, it’s simply Dia de Muertos. Here in the U.S. we’ve added “los” for...

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...

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...

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...

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