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Mexicans have officially become members of an endangered or hunted species in the U.S. (I’m not referring to our enormous demographics, as we’ll continue to multiply in el Norte — where individuals of Mexican origin represent over 40 million citizens/residents — despite the racist fantasies of Donald J. Trump and his immoral ilk.

Throughout the early 1800s to the present, Mexicans have been robbed of their lands, lynched, killed, imprisoned, segregated, subjugated, vilified, scapegoated, sterilized, raped, beaten by white mobs, brutalized by cops, racially targeted with violence, etc.

Today, the guilty of these heinous acts and crimes include the most powerful racist in the world (Trump), the morally bankrupt political party (GOP), state media (Fox “News”), deplorable Trump supporters, capitalists and state agents. [Mas…]

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“Out in the West Texas town of El Paso,” Marty Robbins sang in his hit 1960 record El Paso, “I fell in love with a Mexican girl.”

The popular Tex-Mex corrido inspired Houston-born musician H.B. Barnum to tell his own story of lost love. [Mas…]

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POCHO amigo Arnie Bermudez’ new cartoon series follows events at your favorite local taqueria, SARAPE’s GRILL.

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Make America Truck Again – in Spanglish! (photo)

by Especial Correspondents August 21, 2017 Cultura
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Looks legit and it’s good advice, too. No passing on the right! [Stolen from REDDIT.]

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The Zoot Suits you are looking for are in Ciudad Juarez (photos)

by EDDIE ALMOST July 17, 2017 Cultura
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Just across the Rio Grande from El Paso is Ciudad Juarez, where suits are still zoot and chucos are still suave. Photographer Francesco Giusti shared his Ciudad Juarez photos with Roads and Kingdoms and we’re sharing some with you.

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In ‘El Paso,’ Marty Robbins fell in love with a Mexican girl (video)

by Soy Capitan October 12, 2016 Cultura
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El Paso was a huge hit for Marty Robbins in 1960. It’s the sad tale of two gringos and one mujer — the dark-eyed dancing Felina. Here are the lyrics:

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Texans in trucks ambush Fort Bliss soldiers with Mexican MREs (video)

by Barney Asada July 15, 2016 Cultura
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In El Paso, mechanized squads of senior citizens sneak up on soldiers and offer them exotic foreign “Meals, Ready-To-Eat” with origins South of the Border. These metal-encased MREs are called “burritos,” according to the truck people. And the Fort Bliss soldiers like them! The USO explains:

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Philosophy for kids: English y Espanol in El Paso and Juarez (video)

by José Canusí June 24, 2016 Cultura
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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:

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Ted Cruz’ Canuckian countryman are invading El Paso (photo)

by EresNerd November 30, 2015 El Now
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I spotted a car full of foreigners from Canadia in El Paso Sunday. Do you think they’re here to smuggle in more sketchy refugee families — families like Ma and Pa and Ted Cruz?

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Amazeballs! Golf ball-sized hail pounds border town Juarez (video)

by ZORRO MULDER October 9, 2015 El Now
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“First time I see something like this in my town,” LiveLeak member MoparFreak writes. “Broke a lot of windshields and caused damage to houses and businesses; only happened in a part of the city. It’s not a regular event. A lot of people panicked about this. First upload. I recorded this myself at work. Had […]

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English is my third language; I grew up speaking Spanish and Caló

by WILLIE QUIÑONES June 19, 2015 Cultura
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I was born and raised in El Paso in an area known as The Second Ward because of its political designation in city government. In the greater community, it was most popularly called South El Paso. However, the approximately 25,000 mostly Chicano people who lived there referred to the neighborhood as El Segundo Barrio. It […]

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DJ for Juárez Catholic radio massages migrants’ feet (audio)

by Lucida Grandé January 5, 2015 Audio
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Migrants seeking a better life in El Norte often pause on the border across from El Paso — in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua — before they cross to El Otro Lado. Jorge Gutierrez, a host on Radio Guadalupana, a religious station run by the Catholic Diocese of Juárez, is there for them. More than just a […]

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He’s big gay Cassandro, the ‘Liberace of Lucha Libre’ (video)

by GORGEOUS JORGE October 17, 2014 Cultura
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He’s here, he’s queer and he’s the three-time world champion. Meet Cassandro, Luchador Exotico. Arielle Castillo reports for Fusion Live.

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Bienvenido a Texas. Hablamos Spanglish

by EresNerd July 29, 2014 Cultura
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New Year Ñews: Local man says Obama stole his American Dream

by Comic Saenz January 1, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from EL PASO) Jason Morales finally figured out why his “get up and go” got up and went, he told friends at Hoopy Frood’s on New Year’s Eve, and all clues point to President Barack Obama. “President Afrika Hussein Bambata is the worst president in this country’s history,” he announced to the teeming […]

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Dr. Gonzo Oscar Zeta Acosta sees shadow, will hide for another year

by EresNerd June 10, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO) Famed Chicano attorney Oscar Zeta Acosta — who “disappeared without a trace” in Mexico 40 years ago — has once again seen his shadow while sitting on the wharf in San Blas, Nayarit. Now he’ll have to live a life of secret exile for another year. Acosta, now 78, sits on a […]

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