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Locked in the back of a van, desperate migrants must cross the Mexican border into the U.S. before one of them gives birth to an illegal alien. The Birth of an Alien (El Nacimiento de un Extranjero) is from Sumiko Braun.

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Far,
We’ve been traveling far
Without a home
But not without a star

Free,
Only want to be free
We huddle close
Hang on to a dream

On the boats and on the planes
They’re coming to America
Never looking back again,
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borderpatrolcover“Heroic” Border Patrol Agents of Lore: Or “That’s Not the Migra I Know!” More Tales of Greedy “Mexicans,” “Savage” Native Americans, and “Heroic” Uber Gringos!

Pappy’s Golden Age of Comics Blog is at it again — posting delectable artifacts from American comic book history that are also revelatory chronicles unraveling the collusion of race, ethnicity, violence, and more in popular “entertainments.” [Mas…]

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In Dreaming in Tijuana deported mothers fight for immigration reform in the United States. The anguish of family separation has turned them into activists who promote the U.S. Latino vote from the Mexican side of the world’s “most transited” border. [Video via Univision.]

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Philosophy for Children in the Borderlands is an educational program in El Paso, TX and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, designed to lead children in philosophical discussions related to the ethics and philosophy of the borderlands region. The El Paso Herald Post has the story: [Mas…]

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Bordertown: Will Donald Trump ever cross over into Mexifornia? (toon)

by DAN MCCLINTOCK May 25, 2016 Cartoons
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[Dan McClintock is an artist, animator and illustrator.]

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BBC Video: That time Germany offered to help Mexico invade the U.S.

by Moctezuma Cortés May 2, 2016 Cultura
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As the disputes that led to World War One were building, Germany tried to enlist Mexico’s help against the U.S.A. It didn’t turn out like the Germans hoped, and the repercussions of the Kaiser’s overture are still felt today, especially at the border.

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Video trailer for ‘Desierto’ now includes Donald Trump quotes

by Andalé Mono April 4, 2016 Cultura

Desierto — a gripping action-adventure film inspired by events on the US-Mexican border — opens in two weeks. The original English trailer (above) has now been supplemented with a trailer that includes remarks by Donald Trump:

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A young family, divided by the border, lives ‘Through the Wall’ (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés March 31, 2016 Cultura
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Undocumented immigrants Abril, brought to the U.S. as a child, and her 2-year-old boy Julián live near San Diego. Julián’s father Uriel was stopped by police for a minor traffic ticket and deported to Tijuana. In order to see each other, Uriel, Abril and Julián must cross difficult terrain to reach the border to spend […]

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A professor visits migrants at the border near Nogales, Mexico

by Marisel Moreno March 18, 2016 Cultura
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By the time the two young women walked into the shelter, the other migrants were mostly finished with their meals. They stood out as two women among dozens of recently deported men enjoying a meal before continuing on their way. I did what I had been doing all that January morning: I served them each […]

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El Vez live at the Tiki Oasis: He’s going to ‘Aztlan’ (videos, toon)

by Soy Capitan March 15, 2016 Cartoons
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The Tiki Oasis, San Diego, Califas 2014: El Vez is going to Aztlan — that’s where he wants to be. “The Mexican Elvis” (real name Robert Lopez) is from Chula Vista, Califas, so he’s already there. POCHO world headquarters — in East Los — tambien! Here’s the studio version, from his album Gracias Land:

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YungBlu has written a ‘Letter to Donald Trump’ (music video)

by Soy Capitan March 8, 2016 Cultura
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Dear Don: You’ve got mail — Inland Empire (Califas) rapper YungBlu’s Letter to Donald Trump. And if you’re having trouble getting the message, Donald, YungBlu is on Facebook, the web and the Twitter.

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Mex Ex-Prez Vicente Fox: I have Trump-Induced Tourette’s Syndrome

by Pejibaye Staff March 1, 2016 El Now
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO CITY) Former Mexican President Vicente Fox announced Monday that he has a rare disorder known as “Trump Induced Tourette’s Syndrome,” or TITS, in which every time he hears the name or sees an image of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, he involuntarily screams vulgarities and suffers mild convulsions. “The condition was […]

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Your Moment of Zen: The Biosphere of the Sonoran Desert (video)

by Bronco del Camino February 24, 2016 Cultura
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Go to full screen and serious sound to experience the the stark natural beauty of the Gran Desierto de Altar in Sonora, Mexico, which has been designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Music: Sinfonía India by Mexican composer Carlos Chávez. [Video by PALAN7HIR.] UNESCO:

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La Cucaracha: Will Mexicans build Trump’s wall? (toon, video)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 22, 2016 Cartoons
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Latino USA: Trump is good for business – the piñata business (audio)

by Andalé Mono February 22, 2016 Audio
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“Jennifer De Benito could have had any piñata she wanted for her 14th birthday party. She chose a piñata of Donald Trump. The three-foot-tall piñatas depict Trump in a business suit with his infamous blonde hair and they’re flying off the shelves on both sides of the U.S.–Mexico border,” writes Samantha Clark. “It all started […]

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Tell the truth: Texas Rangers killed Mexicans, not ‘Hispanics’ or ‘Latinos’

by Sara Inés Calderón February 8, 2016 Cultura
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It’s OK to say the M word: Mexican. Recent coverage of a new exhibit at a Texas museum — with headlines like “The Texas Rangers Killed Hundreds of Hispanic Americans During the Mexican Revolution” (screen capture above) and “Texas Finally Acknowledges Rangers Killed Hundreds of Latinos,” — is not only historically incorrect but a dangerous […]

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Today’s POCHO Hatemail: You pathetic little burritos are obviously idiots

by ANONYMOUS EMAIL CORRESPONDENT #327 February 2, 2016 Cartoons
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Forgive me for the very long message, but oh, you did allow me a lot of room. Saw the little cartoon you burritos did calling Trump a nazi. All the rubbish aside, it isn’t even slightly funny, or amusing, or witty. Just on the strength of the cartoon, you’re obviously idiots. But you’re also crackpots, […]

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Vanessa Del Fierro is a coyote on a ‘Mexican Train’ (music video)

by Soy Capitan January 15, 2016 Cultura
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San Antonio sensation Vanessa Del Fierro is the alt.mariachi chingona behind Las Coronelas, whose mega-viral David Bowie cover almost blew up POCHO’s servers this week. Vanessa also stars as an immigrant-smuggling coyote in a new video for her original composition Mexican Train. It’s a love song; too bad she’s in love with the wrong vato. Extra […]

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La Cucaracha: American criminal immigrants busted in Mexico (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 12, 2016 Cartoons

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Vanessa Del Fierro: Meet ‘Mi Novio, Pancho Villa’ (music video)

by Soy Capitan January 8, 2016 Cultura
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San Antonio’s Vanessa Del Fierro has a boyfriend. Maybe you’ve heard of him — Mi Novio, Pancho Villa. Together, they’re fighting for immigrants and their families, and in this video, manage to assimilate a white wing elote-haired GOP presidential wannabe — Donald something. VIOLENCE TRIGGER WARNING: There are piñatas involved. But enough about Pancho. Who […]

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