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In Suffer, from GastarBetter, repeats a valuable lesson: Keep your eyes on the road, especially if you are wearing a crazy sombrero and driving a rocket bike across the desert.


BORDERS is a game from Gonzalo Alvarez where players walk in the shoes of an immigrant to endure the danger of a journey across the desert. You only win if you can avoid La Migra and beat the heat by hiding under bushes and staying hydrated. Many make the journey towards the border with the promise of a better life, but only the fittest survive. [Mas…]

Headache? Cold? Flu? Rheumatism? Is your horse sick and tired too? Surrounded by desert, cacti and vultures? Ask a Mexican cabellero with an English accent if Bayer® aspirin is right for you! [Mas…]


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.]

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Nothing like a cool refreshing cerveza on a hot dusty desert day. El Mexican gets all that, and more.

sadgirlWhen you and a newly-released ex-con drive through the desert in a car with no name, watch out for Danny Trejo.  L.A. homies SadGirl serve up a stunning video with a bloody love story for the moody surf guitar instrumental Norma and Jessica. [Mas…]

La Cucaracha: Nothing like a hot, dry, sandy beach day! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 13, 2015 Cartoons
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Bandido learns the hard way: ‘El Terror’ stalks Sonora (video)

by Barney Asada January 5, 2015 Cartoons
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It’s already a bad day for El Bandido in the scorching hot Sonoran desert, but bad turns to worse when he decides to mess with a four-year-old niña. PRO TIP: Never make El Terror angry. [Video by Franco E.]

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R. Crumb 1970: Mr. Natural’s 719th Meditation (video)

by Verdana Bold January 5, 2015 Cartoons
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Mr. Natural’s 719th Meditation by R. Crumb was first published as a comic in 1970. Crumb created ZAP Comix and is the artist behind 60s and 70s memes like Mr. Natural, Fritz the Cat, and Keep On Truckin. This new YouTube version of the strip adds music and sound effects.

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: My heart is so broke, I make Heartbreak Buñuelos

by TIA LENCHA December 11, 2014 Cultura
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Hola. Is Tia Lencha here. My heart is broke. I no have a novio anymore. My comadre say there is something wrong with all the mens on the Google. Is true. In this case, I wasn’t enough of a man for him. Oh gwell. I oso a little heartbreak because my carro (thas car for […]

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Kilometer-long earthquake fissure splits Sonora (drone video)

by Barney Asada August 22, 2014 El Now
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An earthquake last week opened up a giant fissure in the desert west of Hermosillo, in the northern Mexican state of Sonora. The crack in the earth is 1 kilometer long and up to 25 feet deep in some stretches. This drone video shows Nature’s awesome power.

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Crime to cross the line? ‘Dame Agua, Give Me Water’ (music video)

by QUESO QUESEM July 28, 2014 Cultura
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A nameless man — let’s call him Juan Doe — dies in the desert near the border, and this musical fragment is his song: Dame Agua from Eric Holland. If you like this song, Eric asks you donate whatever you can to organizations that support immigrants and he especially likes Humane Borders/Fronteras Compasivas. Also we […]

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He’s been to the desert on a banana with one name: Bonito (video)

by Barney Asada June 19, 2014 Cartoons
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A wrenching tale of a desert crossing: A lone banana on a mission to el otro lado. Can Bonito make it?

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Xochitl Julisa Bermejo: ‘Our Lady of the Water Gallons’ (video)

by Comic Saenz May 29, 2013 Cultura
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Xochitl Julisa Bermejo is a poet and teacher from Asuza, CA who volunteered with No More Deaths, a humanitarian organization providing water bottles in the Arizona desert where immigrants crossing from Mexico often die of exposure. She read her poem Our Lady of the Water Gallons at a Mental Cocido (Mental Stew) gathering of Latino […]

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In the border badlands, it’s migrants vs vigilantes, hope vs hate (video)

by Soy Capitan June 26, 2012 Cultura
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Gustavo Aguilar and Juan Cabrera, Mexican day laborers alone in a Twilight Zone desert, are confronted by a screaming protest against illegal immigration. Ours is a world of mirage and illusion, they remind us, and you have to believe it to see it.

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The Coachella art scene, home made by The Date Farmers (video)

by CECI NAIPAZ UNPIP May 10, 2012 Cartoons
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East of Los Angeles via Interstate 10 lies the Coachella Valley, home of the desert oasis of Palm Springs, a famed music festival and acres of stately date palms. On the wrong side of tracks, in the town of Coachella, there’s a group of Chicano artists who call themselves The Date Farmers. They make art […]

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Pocho Ocho reasons Latinos don’t usually encounter UFOs (videos)

by al carlos hernandez March 9, 2012 Cultura
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8. If you spend your time looking up, someone will steal your wallet. 7. The only real flying object threat is a chancla. 6. We find the word “alien” pejorative and didactic. (Don’t hate on PhDs)

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