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peprallyWhen the kids at Eagle Pass Independent School District’s C.C. Winn High School — on the Mexico-US border west of San Antonio — planned a pep rally, they wanted it to reflect their heritage.

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Hugo Mena and his family make and sell piñatas in Mexico City, a family tradition for generations

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It’s International Talk Sing Like A Pirate Day and we’re please to present not only a “sea shanty” about being a pirate, but one about the Mexican-American war of the 1850s. It’s even in Wikipedia! This video of Santy Anno has music by Forebitter and Lord Cavendish manga-influenced artwork assembled by uploader LordDrakoArakis, probably not his real name.

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al-pastor-logoHis father wanted him to stay in Michoacan, work on the family farm, and do construction, but Raul Morales crossed over from Mexico at 17 to pursue his culinary dreams. Now, at 44, he’s his own boss, and a master of tacos al pastor. “Chef Al Pastor” was interviewed at his Los Angeles restaurant Taqueria Vista Hermosa.

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In Tijuana, Chef Javier of Tacos El Poblano on Boulevard Diaz Ordaz las Huertas serves up tacos with style and flair. [Recargado (“recharged”) is slang for “kick-ass” or “awesome”.]


Donald Trump and the GOP haters want to split this beautiful family up and send the parents back to Mexico. We can’t let that happen. The President’s DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) initiative is now stalled because the Republicans won’t vote on the Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, a judge who could potentially end the body’s 4-4 deadlocks.


Corn — Maiz — is central in the Mexican food culture and was first cultivated over 100 centuries ago. Here is a short tribute to maiz, the golden gift of Mother Nature. [Video by Marysol.]

¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Emiliano Zapata! (music video)

by Soy Capitan August 8, 2016 Cultura
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Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata was born on this day in 1879. POCHO amigo Eric Holland tells one of Zapata’s stories in a song. PREVIOUSLY ON ERIC HOLLAND:

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Welcome to 2040 and life on ‘The Other Side’ (video)

by Obeah Juan Xenobi August 2, 2016 Cultura
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Exterior, day: Destitute desert town in the year 2040. Audio: Spanish newsradio tells the story — unemployment is 86%, gangs are everywhere and food and water are getting scarce. There’s only one thing a father can do — smuggle his family across the border to the prosperous country on The Other Side.

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WANTED FOR MURDER! The notorious Pancho Villa (1950 comic book)

by Cartoonistas July 26, 2016 Corporate
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“Western” adventure comics, true crime comics, and gringo-written history all came together when publisher Avon gave birth to a Pancho Villa issue as part of their notorious outlaws series: Steve Lopez explains:

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Watch: Pregnant mujer crossing border gives birth to ‘Alien’

by ROD ESTERLING July 19, 2016 Cultura
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Locked in the back of a van, desperate migrants must cross the Mexican border into the U.S. before one of them gives birth to an illegal alien. The Birth of an Alien (El Nacimiento de un Extranjero) is from Sumiko Braun.

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MADåPPLE goes down to ‘Mexico’ — they still got respect for the dead

by Soy Capitan July 8, 2016 Cultura
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Los Angeles-based analogelectroclash blues band MADåPPLE — the insane lovechild of Stevie Wonder and Tom Waits — goes down to Mexico in this music video. Why Mexico? They’ve still got respect for the dead. New Orleans, too. MADåPPLE is on the Fesibuk.

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To win playing BORDERS, you need to beat La Migra (video)

by Comic Saenz July 7, 2016 Cultura
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BORDERS is a game from Gonzalo Alvarez where players walk in the shoes of an immigrant to endure the danger of a journey across the desert. You only win if you can avoid La Migra and beat the heat by hiding under bushes and staying hydrated. Many make the journey towards the border with the […]

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La Cucaracha: When Mexico Goes to Mars (2008 toons complete)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 28, 2016 Cartoons

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Deported moms in Tijuana long for families, work for reform (video)

by Andalé Mono June 28, 2016 El Now
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In Dreaming in Tijuana deported mothers fight for immigration reform in the United States. The anguish of family separation has turned them into activists who promote the U.S. Latino vote from the Mexican side of the world’s “most transited” border. [Video via Univision.]

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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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Chicago to Mexico City: We stand with the teachers of Oaxaca (posters)

by Cartoonistas June 23, 2016 Cartoons

Chicago artist CHema Skandal! is standing with the teachers of Oaxaca and designed these posters in support. “OaxaCAN!” he notes. Multiforo Alicia — a DF cultural center — is printing and distributing them in Mexico City.

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Visit Mexico! It’s easy, inexpensive and pleasant! (#TBT 1930s toons)

by HABLO PICASSO June 23, 2016 Cartoons
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Crank up your art deco time machine and set it for the 1930s, because Mexican tourism officials want you to come on down! There are 3 three THREE Mexicos to visit, tu sabes: Indian Mexico Spanish Mexico and Modern Mexico!

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Yanga: African slave who rebelled in Spanish ‘Mexico’ (video)

by Especial Correspondents June 16, 2016 Cultura
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Gaspar Yanga was stolen from West Africa to work as a slave on a Spanish plantation in colonial “Mexico.” But not for long.

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Backstage with the amazing, astounding TrumpOmatic (toon)

by MARK BRYAN June 14, 2016 Cartoons
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Mexican farmer built pyramid because space aliens from Orion (videos)

by ESKY PILOT June 3, 2016 El Now
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Raymundo Corona built a stone pyramid on his farm near the Mexico-U.S. border on orders from a tall alien from the Constellation Orion named Herulayka, who had honey-colored eyes and white hair, like many Orionians, except for those other Orionians with honey-colored hair and white eyes, not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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The Daily Show: Can Trump change his image with Latinos?

by Especial Correspondents June 1, 2016 El Now
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On the new Daily Show, new Senior Latina Contributor Eliza Cossio explains to Trevor Noah how Donald Trump can change his image with Latinos.

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Out of the night when the full moon is bright: La Llorona (video)

by THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE May 30, 2016 Cartoons
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La Llorona? It’s just a legend, mijo, a ghost story told by a traveling puppet show. Still, if you think you hear a weeping woman in the night, don’t come running. [Video by Matthew James Tebbutt.] PREVIOUSLY ON LA LLORONA:

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