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Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Border Wall Could Leave Some Americans on ‘Mexican Side’

*Why you should read this: Because people who don’t live near the border between the U.S. and Mexico typically misunderstand it. Becasue a majority of U.S. Latinos live along or near the border. VL By Nooman Merchant, Associated Press (5 minute read)   BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The last time U.S. officials built a barrier

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Laughter, fear and Trump at the Spanish-language circus

*Why you should read this: Because it’s a good story. Because it shows the Trump effect from an unexpected place – circus attendance is down because of fear of deportation. VL By Daniel Blue Tyx, The Texas...

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

The face of Latin American migration is rapidly changing. US policy isn’t keeping up

*Why you should read this: Because Trump’s rhetoric has been specifically anti-Mexican, but migration from there is at a standstill. Because Trump’s policies address a perceived problem from a past era. VL April 5, 2017 Displayed with...

Friday, January 13th, 2017

For Mexico the U.S. relationship is about trade, immigration and dignity

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco (2.5 minute read)  NAFTA, the Trumpian border wall and gun trade all came to a head for Donald Trump and his plans for relations with Mexico. We got a hint of it in the...

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Champurrado Holiday Drink — It’s “DeAquella/Awesome”

*Because it’s that time of year. Also, did you know that champurrado is a type of porridge? VL By Adán Medrano, Adán’s Blog  This Champurrado holiday drink recipe is lush, velvety smooth, and it’s all done with...

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Our Lady of Guadalupe Is a Powerful Symbol of Mexican Identity

*According to the Catholic Church, the apparition happened 10 years after the Spanish conquest of Mexico was complete. So yes, Guadalupe is symbolic of the violent birth of a new people, of culture and politics. VL By...

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...

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,...

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