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 Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal (2 minute read) A dozen Mexican states held elections on Sunday, and—ho-hum—the center-right National

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, 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...

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...

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