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2013_0208_00“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:

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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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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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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 promise of a better life, but only the fittest survive. [Mas…]

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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 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: [Mas…]

EllosMandanfChicago 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. [Mas…]

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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La Cucaracha: Huuuuuge news about Trump Taco Bowls (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 19, 2016 Cartoons
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Mexican immigrant parents: From my shame to my pride

by DR. Alvaro Huerta May 17, 2016 Cultura
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When I first applied to UCLA, I wrote in my personal essay that I didn’t have any positive role models in my violent neighborhood. Having grown up in East Los Angeles’ Ramona Gardens housing project, I wrote that most of the adults represented gang members, drug dealers, thieves, tecatos (heroin addicts), alcoholics, felons and high […]

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@SaraChicaD gets her Cinco de Mayo ¡Grito! on (videos)

by Sara Inés Calderón May 4, 2016 Cultura
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It’s time again for Cinco de Mayo, the holiday whose popularity no one really understands, except for the beer companies. But now you can celebrate by getting your Grito on with the ¡Grito! app. Get it here. What is the ¡Grito! app? It’s an app a native Texan and lover of her Mexican heritage Kathryn […]

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La Cucaracha contemplates Cinco de Mayo with two vintage toons

by Lalo Alcaraz May 3, 2016 Cartoons
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How greedy miners poisoned a city: ‘El Corrido Del Rio Sonora’ (videos)

by Soy Capitan April 15, 2016 Cultura
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Michael J. and Peter D. Ronstadt — of Ronstadt Generations — perform their song El Corrido Del Rio Sonora, about the 2014 Buena Vista Mine Spill in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. The spill released copper sulphate acid that flowed down the Rio Bacanuchi to the Rio Sonora. The river supplies water for the capital city of […]

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A young family, divided by the border, lives ‘Through the Wall’ (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés March 31, 2016 Cultura
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Undocumented immigrants Abril, brought to the U.S. as a child, and her 2-year-old boy Julián live near San Diego. Julián’s father Uriel was stopped by police for a minor traffic ticket and deported to Tijuana. In order to see each other, Uriel, Abril and Julián must cross difficult terrain to reach the border to spend […]

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Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano spews large column of ash (video)

by TERRY MOTO March 31, 2016 El Now
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Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano spewed a large column of ash and vapor Tuesday afternoon. The eruption took place at 16:40 PM (22:40 GMT) and reached a height of 3,500 metres (11,482 feet), according to Luis Felipe Puente, the national coordinator of civil protection. Mt. Popo lies just 50 miles (80 kilometres) southeast of Mexico City, and […]

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Mexican artisan preserves, extends tradition of papier-mâché (video)

by Verdana Bold March 30, 2016 Cultura
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Carlos Arredondo is a 24-year-old self-taught artisan who crafts papier-mâché figurines. He sees his creations as counterweights to crime and violence; there is beauty and enchantment in Mexico, he says.

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Elvis joins the Army, has ‘Fun In Acapulco’ (#TBT photos, videos)

by Soy Capitan March 24, 2016 Cultura
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Today marks the day in 1958 when Elvis Presley (for you kids: he was the Justin Bieber of his day, including the hair) entered the United States Army. History.com reports:

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‘Meet an (orange is the new black) Immigrant’ (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés March 24, 2016 Cultura
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Thought experiment? Guerrilla theater? A prank? When Sergio Mieja (he’s @SMieja95 on the Twitter) got the idea for this video, he didn’t know exactly what the message was. He just wanted to see who supported Donald Trump. “But as I was filming it,” he explains, “many of the people I met expressed their feeling and […]

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