There's a small stretch of soil north of the Rio Grande that's still part of the United States south of the Mexican border wall. The Atlantic went inside this No-Man’s Land to uncover what life is like in a place that feels like not-quite America, but not-quite Mexico.
When it comes to Rock en Español, we love De Nalgas y Molotov. In this angry new release, De Nalgas turn the standard lyrics music video upside down by spelling out the Spanish words via memes and social media. The band is sick and tired of Mexico’s hypocrisy and lies and this is their “combat anthem.” “Now more than ever we,” they emailed, “the need to rise up and fight, wave the Mexican flag in fair warning to the government we are no longer afraid.”
Since we’re pochos who can’t espeak Spanish, here’s an official translation: [Mas…]
“Where have you been, my darling young one.” – A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall by Bob Dylan U.S. anti-Mexicanism is a race premised set of historical and contemporary ascriptions, convictions and discriminatory practices inflicted on persons of Mexican descent, longstanding and pervasive in the United States. This essay conceptualizes, historicizes, and analyzes anti-Mexicanism, past and […]
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.]
In Michoacan, Mexico, the town of Paracho de Verduzcoo has a unique claim to fame. Many in the town of 30,000 — known as the “Guitar Capital of Mexico” — make their living crafting guitars. The streets are lined with shops featuring some of the most beautiful guitars in the world. Director Andre Arevalo met […]
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 […]
In the indigenous communities around the town of Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, the world is not divided simply into males and females. The local Zapotec people have made room for a third category, they call Muxes – men who consider themselves women and live in a socially-sanctioned limbo between the two genders. [Video by Ivan […]
Seventy-some years ago, Mexico joined the Allies (AKA the United Nations) to fight against Nazi Germany. Contrast and compare with 2016 when the U.S.A. will soon be “led” by its very own homegrown fascist. Back in the good old days, the U.S. Office of Inter-American Affairs produced and released the propaganda flick Mexican Moods praising […]
Folk/country singer songwriter Tish Hinojosa sings a song about a pilgrim’s progress in America — a Mexican pilgrim in Texas. Felipe, the father, lived in San Antonio, on The West Side of Town. That’s were Felipe met Maria… Los lyrics:
In 1998, LA’s Kid Frost (Arturo Molina, Jr) and Mexican punk rappers Tijuana No teamed up for a history lesson about the so-called border imposed on Aztlan by the force of arms. SPOILER: We’re gonna get it back! [NSFW F-bombs.] Mira los lyrics:
Roberto Pelayo aka El Niño is one of the world’s top sneakerheads, with a collection of over 1000 pairs. He started out as a collector is Mexico City; now he buys and sells for himself and his retail operations, Globstore.
Mexican punks De Nalgas are the f*ckers that have come to wake you up. Although the song is ostensibly directed at music business posers, we think it has a wider application. 😉 [NSFW lyrics in Español, adult images.] Mira los lyrics and [official] translation: