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Chillest music vid ever: Mexican national anthem on ICE 45 RPM record

by QUESO KASEM February 26, 2018 Audio
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During the 1990s, when Luis Echeverría Álvarez was president of Mexico, technicians recorded a presentation of Mexicanos, al grito de guerra, the Mexican national anthem. In 2014, artist Iván Abreu “pressed” the anthem onto a 7-inch 45-RPM record made of ice. Listen before it melts! Or maybe listen WHILE it melts, starting about two minutes […]

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La Cucaracha: La MIGRA is cracking down on 7-Eleven stores (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 6, 2018 Cartoons
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Happy MLK Day from la MIGRA: GTF out of our country, Mexican (video)

by Bronco del Camino January 17, 2018 El Now
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The long fight to keep the Garcia family together ended early Monday at Detroit Metro Airport. Jorge kissed his wife and children goodbye before boarding a plane to Mexico.

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La Cucaracha: Feliz Navidad! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz December 25, 2017 Cartoons
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Mississippi Mojado: A Mexican immigrant opens a ‘Taco Shop’ (video)

by Barney Asada October 10, 2017 Cultura
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He crossed the river several times to find work in the United States — and got sent to jail or sent back. Now Zacatecas native Pedro Leyva is a citizen and a business owner of The Taco Shop in his adopted town of Oxford, Mississippi. Link via pocho Profe Chastillez.

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Eric Holland: It’s time for ‘Amnistia’ again (music video)

by ZACK A. TEXAS September 18, 2017 Cultura
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Eric Holland, a former Arizona ESL teacher who moved to Mexico, writes and sings amazing songs about the border. His Amnistia, which we first featured four years ago, paints a picture we’d all like to see! [Video by Danny Worms.] PREVIOUSLY ON ERIC HOLLAND:

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Manic Hispanic: ‘The I.N.S. took my novia away!’ (NSFW video)

by Soy Capitan September 15, 2017 Audio
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“She left Santana in a Chevrolet, to visit her tia in East L.A. — but she never got there!” [F-bomb.] SoCal punks Manic Hispanic’s 2003 version of a Ramones tune takes on new relevance with Trump’s DACA threats. The I.N.S. Took My Novia Away is from the CD/album Mijo Goes to Jr. College.

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Motel 6 Arizona: We’ll call the ICE on you! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 13, 2017 Cartoons
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The Beandocks: Trump’s ‘legal’ immigration policy (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 17, 2017 Cartoons
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Paola crossed the border as a 5-year old – this is her story (video)

by Andalé Mono July 20, 2017 El Now
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Paola crossed the border into America at the age of 5, wading through the deep Rio Grande river with strangers and being arrested by ICE. She talks about the challenges of growing up undocumented in America, and the increasing tension immigrants are facing since the election.

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Tennis on the US/Mexican border is not all fun and games (video)

by Lucida Grandé July 13, 2017 Cultura
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Swedish sportswear brand Björn Borg orchestrated a tennis match on the US/Mexican border with one player on each side, half the court on Mexican soil and the other half in El Norte. Things didn’t work out exactly like they planned. [Tennis Across Borders by Klaus Thymann.]

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Lin-Manuel Miranda ‘Hamilton’ video: ‘Immigrants get the job done!’

by Soy Capitan June 29, 2017 Cultura
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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s powerful new video for Immigrants (We Get The Job Done) is based on a track from The Hamilton Mixtape. Rolling Stone reports:

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La Cucaracha: The world’s first Sanctuary Comic Strip (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 5, 2017 Cartoons
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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: Hey, Trump! Not in my backyard! (NPR audio)

by Especial Correspondents May 30, 2017 Audio
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Maria Hinojosa of NPR’s LatinoUSA talks with Los Angeles Alcalde Eric Garcetti. The mayor’s message for President Trump? YOU ARE NOT THE BOSS OF ME! From NPR, this background:

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