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Before the Republican Party went insane, Presidential hopefuls Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush debated immigration.

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East Los musicians Las Cafeteras have long made political progress a signature element of their sound and the band’s new single continues the tradition.

If I Was President — released on Monday, Presidents Day — starts with the son jarocho song Señor Presidente and “then flows into a bilingual hip hop-folk fusion, with lyrics that make you dream, think, come up with alternatives.”

Read more at UNIVISION.

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meanwhileinamericaThis started out as just text on Facebook, and then he made it into a cartoon.

Via Andy McClure on IMGUR.

Oral History: ‘I came to the U.S.A. in 1962 as a bracero’ (videos)

by Chale Knickerbocker February 15, 2017 Cultura
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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.” The American Friends service Committee explains:

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Trump explains why it’s not a ‘Muslim Ban’ (toon)

by ARNIE BERMUDEZ February 14, 2017 Cartoons
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When stopped by La Migra, KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! (photo)

by Comic Saenz February 13, 2017 El Now
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[Public domain photo by Customs and U.S. Border Patrol.]

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Storm Warning: Hielo harsh weather ahead (photo)

by Especial Correspondents February 10, 2017 El Now
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Encyclopædia Britannica: Immigration to the U.S.A. (1946 video)

by Comic Saenz February 9, 2017 Cultura
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This 1946 educational film from Encyclopædia Brittanica presents a period look at immigration to the New World. “Negroes” are mentioned once, Native Americans are invisible, and Mexicans don’t show up until the very end, but it’s an interesting film pitching the “nation of immigrants” meme. Good public schools are important for the Melting Pot, they […]

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Los Angeles City Council legalizes street vendors (toon)

by Gabriel Tellez Jr. February 7, 2017 Cartoons
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Watch the commercial that won the Super Bowl: 84 Lumber

by Andalé Mono February 6, 2017 Cultura
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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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La Cucaracha: These Trump people are crazy (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 31, 2017 Cartoons
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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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Can Donald Trump use his own resources to pay for a wall? (toon)

by Payton Hoegh January 30, 2017 Cartoons
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[Payton Hoegh toons regularly at Weekly Political dot com.]

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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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Quetzalcoatl says: ‘Resist!’ (toon)

by Gabriel Tellez Jr. January 26, 2017 Cartoons
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Lalo Alcaraz on WGBH/PRI: ‘U.S. is becoming Mexico’ (audio)

by Comic Saenz January 23, 2017 Audio

POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz stopped by WGBH in Boston today to record an interview (audio and video) for Public Radio International’s The World with Carol Hills. It sounds like he made some new friends in Boston: Alcaraz is a strong believer in laughing during hard times. And that’s where satire comes in. Coping with humor […]

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Immigrants prepare for Trump presidency (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 17, 2017 Cartoons
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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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