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tijuanaMexico, like the United Estates, is a “nation of immigrants.”

In the 1900s, Tijuana welcomed Jewish refugees fleeing wars, hate, and poverty in Europe, Asia and the Mideast.

Tijuana Jews, the story of the extended Artenstein family, has become a POCHO Rosh HaShana (New Year) tradition ever since we noticed rosh-ha-shana rhymed with Tijuana in 2012. [Mas…]

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¡Aquí estamos y no nos vamos!

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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox — not Mexico’s best — continues trolling Donald Trump. Now he says he’s running for the American Presidency. [NSFW F-bombs.]

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Kids cross Mexican border every day for school in USA (video)

by Especial Correspondents August 11, 2017 Cultura
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These kids — American citizens — live in Mexico but go to school in Columbus, New Mexico, a town of 1,800 across the frontier from their home in Palomas, Mexico. Some Columbus residents support the decades-long arrangement; others, not so much. [Video by Larry Lazo and Alex Brauer.]

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8 states are on land that was Mexican (History Channel video)

by Lucida Grandé August 7, 2017 Cultura
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Know your history: The Mayans and the Aztecs developed advanced civilizations and eight U.S. states sit on land that used to be Mexico.

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Elotitos aka esquites — corn off the cob Mexican style (video)

by Barney Asada July 31, 2017 Cultura
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Sure you can have traditional elotes — whole Mexican corn on the cob — or you can have elotitos aka esquitos — de-cobbed corn in a cup. And today, just for you, with you can have elotitos inside a bag of corn chips in San Luis Potosí in Central Mexico! [Video by Pi Suarez.]

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La Cucaracha: Mexican changes last name to Trump (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 26, 2017 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Trump wants a solar-powered border wall? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 25, 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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The Zoot Suits you are looking for are in Ciudad Juarez (photos)

by EDDIE ALMOST July 17, 2017 Cultura
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Just across the Rio Grande from El Paso is Ciudad Juarez, where suits are still zoot and chucos are still suave. Photographer Francesco Giusti shared his Ciudad Juarez photos with Roads and Kingdoms and we’re sharing some with you.

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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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David Hidalgo y Los Cenzontles salute los braceros (video, lyrics)

by Soy Capitan July 7, 2017 Cultura
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This homage to Mexican braceros sets archival photos and portraits to Best of Me by Los Cenzontles with David Hidalgo of Los Lobos and Taj Mahal from their American Horizon CD. [Portraits by Craig Sherod. Edited by Maureen Gosling.] Mira los lyrics:

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It’s time for ‘¡Feliz Frijol Friday!’ starring … FRIJOL (#fff toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ June 23, 2017 Cartoons
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Quick-thinking tourist snaps photo of MR. POCHO in Puerto Vallarta

by JUNCO CANCHÉ May 31, 2017 El Now
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What was Our Fearless Leader MR. POCHO doing in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico on Tuesday? We can’t tell, but it was NOT COLLUSION and NO GLOWING ORBS were involved. We CAN say this:

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La Cucaracha: Are Mexicans stealing America’s good jobs? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 25, 2017 Cartoons
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Coming soon! Wipe your butt with Trump papel higiénico, help migrants

by Especial Correspondents May 25, 2017 El Now
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Guanajuato, MX attorney Antonio Battaglia says Trump toilet paper will be in stores before the end of the year, and 30% of the profits will go to groups that support migrants, according to CNN Mexican affiliate Expansion. The lawyer registered the trademark in 2015. PREVIOUSLY ON PAPEL HIGIÉNICO:

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This may be the prettiest tamales video ever

by Barney Asada May 25, 2017 Cultura
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Evenuelto en Hojas in Quintana Roo specializes in tamales made with amor, and atole. How can you go wrong? [Video by Mariana de la Rosa.]

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Making tacos de lengua at Tacos Rocha in Nuevo León, MX

by Barney Asada May 24, 2017 Cultura
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In this pilot for a web series called Micro Bites spotlighting “unusual” Mexican dishes, we watch the preparation of beef tongue tacos. Eduardo Ramirez takes us along for tacos de lengua at Tacos Rocha, in Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León, in northeast Mexico, an hour south of Laredo. Flour or corn, with a side of borracho […]

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How Do Mexicans Make Racists Afraid Again? (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ May 24, 2017 Cartoons
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