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When labor was short in 1950s and 60s, the American and Mexican governments worked together to import laborers across the border to work as “braceros.”

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[Public domain photo by Customs and U.S. Border Patrol.]

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You didn’t see this on FOX! A mother and daughter make their way to El Norte in the long version of the commercial that won the Super Bowl. Thank you, 84 Lumber!

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How will Mexicans deal with Trump’s border wall? (video)

by Cartoonistas January 31, 2017 Cartoons
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Mexican cartoonist Patricio mocked the idea of a border wall in 2009 with this episode of La Enchilada Completa — the Whole Enchilada. [Those voices at the end? A happy customer sure does like that high quality scrap metal and our hero remarks that thousands more kilometers of metal are available.]

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Donald Trump to Mexico: This is a Declaration of Wall! (toon)

by MAX ESPINOZA January 30, 2017 Cartoons
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[Max Espinoza toons for the BabyLonBros.]

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La Cucaracha: How exactly will Mexico pay for the wall? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 27, 2017 Cartoons
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Mariachis vs Pink Floyd: Another brick in the wall? Nunca! (video)

by Soy Capitan January 27, 2017 Cultura
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Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, for example Mariachi Cabos vs Pink Floyd’s Another Brick In the Wall. Winner: MARIACHI CABOS!

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Government ethics watchdog? He’s dead, Jim (toon)

by DAN MCCLINTOCK January 16, 2017 Cartoons
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[Dan McClintock works as an artist, animator and illustrator.]

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LatinoUSA NPR Audio: The 1% and 99% of Mexico meet in NYC

by Barney Asada January 10, 2017 Audio
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LatinoUSA’s Antonia Cereijido writes the intro: If you go to a high-end restaurant in New York City, there’s a good chance that you’re dining among some of the wealthiest Mexicans in the world and being served by some of the poorest. This story was produced in collaboration with Round Earth Media. Tyler Kelley is a […]

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La Cucaracha: Happy New Year Building that Wall! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 9, 2017 Cartoons
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Mexico fears Trump means deportations, end of remittances (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés January 4, 2017 El Now
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As the inauguration of Donald Trump gets closer, our friends and families south of the border are getting increasingly concerned. Euronews reports:

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La Cucaracha: What did they talk about at the first Thanksgiving? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 23, 2016 Cartoons
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Vote! Damian Lopez Rodriguez died to become a citizen (video)

by Comic Saenz November 4, 2016 El Now
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Damian Lopez Rodriguez was brought to the USA without documents as a child — you know, one of those rapists and narcos from Mexico Donald Trump is going to deport. Damian loved his new country so much he enlisted in the Army when he turned 18. After he died in Iraq, he was granted posthumous […]

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In South Philly, immigrant restauranteurs worry about Trump (videos)

by Barney Asada November 2, 2016 El Now
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Donald Trump’s racist anti-immigrant rhetoric is a big worry for immigrant-owned businesses. The owners of a South Philadelphia staple, South Philly Barbacoa — around the corner from the famed Italian street market — are concerned about what a victory by GOP haters might mean for their family. [Video by Cora Cervantes.]

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MEXCLUSIVE VIDEO EXPOSE: In Texas, a ‘Pachanga for Trump’

by Barney Asada October 28, 2016 El Now
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What really goes on when Latinos for Trump throw a get-out-the-vote campaign party for their candidate? Pachanga for Trump goes into the belly of the GOP beast to find out the shocking truth. [Video by the Latino Comedy Project.]

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Good luck with the 1954 miles of the US-Mexico wall (video)

by ELMO JADO October 28, 2016 El Now
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Best of Luck with the Wall takes the viewer on a hypnotic visual voyage across the length and breadth the U.S.-Mexico border, stitched together from 200,000 satellite images. [Directed and explained by Josh Begley.]

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Joad Cressbeckler: Migrants who survive AZ desert deserve citizenship

by José Canusí October 27, 2016 El Now
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On The Cressbeckler Stance, talk show host Joad Cressbeckler says any Mexican who crosses the scorching-hot desert on foot has proved himself worthy of U.S. citizenship.

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