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The Border Patrol is looking for more agents, so Univision went to boot camp to film their military-style training and talk to the newbies. Half of the recruits, it turns out, are Latinos.

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Four years later: 43 still dead and missing in Ayotzinapa (toon)

by CHema Skandal! September 26, 2018 Cartoons
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This painting is a tribute to Ayotzinapa’s 43 missing students. Ayotzinapa means “place of the turtles“ in the ancient Náhuatl language, a reference to the tragic events in southern Mexican state of Guerrero.

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In San Pablito, Puebla, they still make paper the old-fashioned way – from bark (video)

by Lucida Grandé September 21, 2018 Cultura
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In San Pablito, a small village in Puebla, in southeast Mexico, the centuries-old tradition of amate paper — paper made from bark — is an important part of the local economy. It also used to part of the resistance to Spanish colonial rule. Culture Trip explains:

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Talk (And Sing) Like A (Mexican) Pirate Day 2018: ‘Santy Anno’ (video)

by Comic Saenz September 19, 2018 Cultura
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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 […]

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NAFTA? It sounds something like this … (video)

by José Canusí August 29, 2018 Cultura
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What’s this? A long shot of a factory with three banderas? Videographer No Cinema explains:

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In Michoacan, the Hernandez Garcia family makes art from clay (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés June 4, 2018 Cultura
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In the southwestern Mexican state of Michoacan, the Hernandez Garcia family takes local clay and water and transforms it into stunning glazed pottery, just like their ancestors before them. [Video by Mariano Rentería Garnica.]

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You can’t run, you can’t hide from the #FFF #FelizFrijolFriday toon

by JUNCO CANCHÉ May 18, 2018 Cartoons
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Mother and daughter finally get to hug at the border (video)

by Comic Saenz May 16, 2018 Cultura
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In Great Big Story: Love Beyond Borders: Mom and Daughter by haimy assefa, a mother and daughter get a rare chance to hug when the border fence is briefly opened. I’m not crying you’re crying

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‘Far Alamo’ is the epic battle they never taught you in school (video)

by ESPACE COWBOY May 9, 2018 Cultura
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Alien invaders tried to mess with the gringos at the Alamo in 1836, but they didn’t count on brave defenders Laurence Harvey, John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Charles Bronson, Yul Brynner, James Coburn, Clint Eastwood, Henry Fonda, Terence Hill, Steve McQueen, Gian Maria Volonte, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. Far Alamo documents the epic battle […]

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