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Out of the night when the full moon is bright: La Llorona (video)

by THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE May 30, 2016 Cartoons
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La Llorona? It’s just a legend, mijo, a ghost story told by a traveling puppet show. Still, if you think you hear a weeping woman in the night, don’t come running. [Video by Matthew James Tebbutt.] PREVIOUSLY ON LA LLORONA:

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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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It’s a long, hard road from Central America to El Norte

by Lucida Grandé August 25, 2014 El Now
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Escaping criminal gangs in Central America and crossing Mexico to enter the U.S. without papers is only the first step in a long journey, a journey with an ending that remains unknown. The Intercept tells the story: A few nights ago, Ana crossed illegally into the United States from Guatemala. Her husband paid a coyote […]

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Por los que no se rajan — for those that don’t crack

by Yuppie Chicana July 21, 2014 El Now
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(Antigua, Guatemala — December 2000) I glanced up from my plate of rice, beans and perfectly grilled chicken breast. I was nauseous and weak from days of vomiting. Third-world cuisine always leaves me thinner than when I arrive. In hindsight, I’m not sure if it was the beautiful colors in the woman’s “huipil” or if […]

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Uncle Sam’s migracorrido ‘La Bestia (The Death Train)’ (music, lyrics)

by QUESO QUESEM July 17, 2014 Cultura
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From Central America comes this ballad that’s fast rising the Latin American charts. It’s all about the dangerous Death Train that Central American drug war refugees ride on their way across Mexico enroute to El Norte. In Spanish they call the train The Beast — La Bestia. And who is the man behind this music? It’s […]

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La Cucaracha: Immigration? Look both ways! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 23, 2014 Cultura
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America’s Shame : 12-year-olds pick our fruits, veggies (video)

by Verdana Bold March 28, 2014 Cultura
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Children as young as 12 are still working in America’s fields alongside adults — bent over all day in often-dangerous conditions — just so there’s enough money to put food on the table and pay the phone bill. Although this Human Rights Watch video is from 2010, the practice continues, and is defended by some […]

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Mexican immigrants wash Chicago’s glass houses in ‘Paraíso’ (video)

by Verdana Bold March 7, 2014 Cultura
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Dangling from ropes on the sides of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers, a crew of immigrant Mexican window washers faces death every working day. That’s why they embrace life. They’re both Paradise (Paraíso.) [Spanish with English subtitles.]

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La Cucaracha: Welcome to America, don’t drink the water

by Lalo Alcaraz February 3, 2014 Cartoons
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Construction Zone: Must wear hard hat and mustache (photo)

by EresNerd December 19, 2013 Cultura
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¡Peligro! ¡Bigote! From two years ago, photographer and location unknown, found on Imgur PREVIOUSLY ON BIGOTE/MUSTACHE:

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