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La Cucaracha: Border wall prototypes are big and beautiful (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 27, 2017 Cartoons
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This one family has been making piñatas for 50 years (video)

by Bronco del Camino November 27, 2017 Cultura
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On the outskirts of Mexico City, over 50 years ago, a family began making and selling piñatas to the local community. Nowadays, the whole town is involved. The Piñata King takes a look inside the life of this town, and the head of the family who started it all.

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Annual Migration: A Monarch butterfly returns to Mexico (video)

by Andalé Mono October 23, 2017 Cartoons
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The Smithsonian’s Latino Virtual Museum is there as a beautiful Monarch butterfly completes its annual migration to the Sierra Madre in Mexico.

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Freaky Frightful Friday #FFF: The Chaneque (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ October 20, 2017 Cartoons
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Mexico has its share of stories about the little people known as chaneque (Nahuatl) and alux (Maya). Their appearance varies; sometimes they look like children, other times they have animal-like or deformed extremities, or are reported wearing traditional garb native to the area.

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Freaky Frightful Friday #FFF: The Ahuizotl (toons)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ October 13, 2017 Cartoons
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Today’s featured creature is the ahuízotl. In the Florentine Codex, written years after the Conquista, it is described as an amphibious, medium-sized dog with a dark pelt, hands like a monkey, and a long tail with a human-like hand at the end.

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The border is a river and there’s a ‘Ferryman at the Wall’ (video)

by Andalé Mono October 6, 2017 Cultura
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Originally proposed as an international peace park with Mexico, Big Bend, Texas has a unique relationship with its southern neighbor. For the past 40 years, Mike Davidson — the Ferryman at the Wall — has been ferrying tourists across the Rio Grande for a little taste of Mexican life. He’d like to keep it that […]

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Freaky Frightful Friday #FFF: The Nahual (toons)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ October 6, 2017 Cartoons
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The nahual is a human who can shapeshift or manifest in the form of an animal.

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La Cucaracha: Mexican quake forces Trump to act (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 4, 2017 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Gosh darn DREAMers are stealing our jobs! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 22, 2017 Cartoons
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Feliz Frijol Friday: ¡Fuerza México! #FFF (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ September 22, 2017 Cartoons
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Want to help? Famed DF rescue brigade TOPOS needs your dinero donation.

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Happy Rosh HaShana from the Jews of Tijuana! Happy 5778! (video)

by Comic Saenz September 18, 2017 Cultura
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Mexico, 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 […]

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El Grito de Independencia w/ Miguel Hidalgo, José María Morelos (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ September 16, 2017 Cartoons
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¡Aquí estamos y no nos vamos!

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Ex Mex Prez Vicente Fox: “I’m running for U.S. Presidente” (NSFW video)

by José Canusí September 8, 2017 El Now
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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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La Cucaracha: Build my wall or I’ll shut down the government (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 6, 2017 Cartoons
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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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