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We somehow missed this when it came out in November, but the music video Soldado LatinoAmericano (Latin American Soldier) by LA-based filmmaker Carlos Hurtado and grupo Voz de Mando puts the hopes and dreams of innocent kids who grew up in American in a new light.


Superstar singer-songwriter Jackson Browne teams up with POCHO faves Los Cenzontles (the Mockingbords) for The Dreamer, a new video. [Mas…]


As the inauguration of Donald Trump gets closer, our friends and families south of the border are getting increasingly concerned.

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On The Cressbeckler Stance, talk show host Joad Cressbeckler says any Mexican who crosses the scorching-hot desert on foot has proved himself worthy of U.S. citizenship.

Something’s not quite right at the RNC in Cleveland (photo)

by Comic Saenz July 18, 2016 Cartoons
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Let’s get one thing straight: No human being is ‘illegal’

by Domenico Maceri, Ph.D. May 23, 2016 Cultura
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“Could the president grant deferred removal to every unlawfully present alien in the United States right now?” That’s how Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts referred to individuals lacking the proper documents to be in the country during a recent hearing on DAPA (Deferred Action for parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents). “Alien” is […]

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Video trailer for ‘Desierto’ now includes Donald Trump quotes

by Andalé Mono April 4, 2016 Cultura

Desierto — a gripping action-adventure film inspired by events on the US-Mexican border — opens in two weeks. The original English trailer (above) has now been supplemented with a trailer that includes remarks by Donald Trump:

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Sal and Isela’s song for a farmworker: ‘Sudor (Sweat)’ (video)

by Soy Capitan March 16, 2016 Cultura
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It’s hard work, but somebody’s got to do it. Califas balladeers Sal and Isela tell the story of a farmworker in Sudor (Sweat). Mira los lyrics:

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Wall Street Journal Video: So you want to build a border wall?

by Moctezuma Cortés March 9, 2016 El Now
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Seriously? You want to build a 2000-mile-long wall between the U.S. and Mexico? Follow along now as the Wall Street Journal explains exactly what that entails.

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La Cucaracha: What would Saint Nicholas do? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz December 23, 2015 Cartoons
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Los Jornaleros del Norte: Serenade for the Undocumented (video)

by Soy Capitan March 23, 2015 Cultura
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They stand outside the immigration detention centers and sing to their loved ones inside: Los Jornaleros del Norte (Day Laborers of the North) offer a Serenata. [Video via NDLON, the National Day Laborers Organizing Network.] PREVIOUSLY ON LOS JORNALEROS DEL NORTE:

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What’s it like to come out as an undocumented immigrant? (video)

by Andalé Mono March 23, 2015 Cultura
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What’s it like to come out of the closet as an undocumented immigrant? POCHO amigo Julio Salgado and friends explain.

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Dear Mom: Don’t worry, everything is great here in New York (video)

by Andalé Mono March 5, 2015 Cultura
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In The Letter, based on a 1947 short story La Carta by Dominican-Boricua-Mexican Marxist author José Luis González, a migrant writes home to Mom. “Everything is super here in New York,” he tells her. Sixty-seven years later and an ocean apart, the story is as true now for the African protagonist of this video as […]

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What does the farmworker see at the supermarket? (audio)

by Bronco del Camino February 9, 2015 Audio
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You say tomato, I say tomahto, and when a migrant farmworker visits the produce aisle at a local supermarket he sees an entirely different picture. PRI’s Monica Campbell reports: In the produce aisle of a supermarket in Madera, in California’s rural Central Valley, Francisco surveys the fruits and vegetables on display in the produce aisle. […]

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‘Testimonios’ of the undocumented (Lalo Cura music video)

by Soy Capitan January 20, 2015 Cultura
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Testimonios tells the stories of undocumented immigrants and the “American Dream” — soulful rock en español from Lalo Cura. No one is illegal. Lalo Cura is Sonny Carreño on drums, Adam Carter on guitar and backup vocals, Rafael Chávez y Moreno on guitar and vocals, Adam Hartung on bass and Sam Que on sax and […]

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You must be THIS tall (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 3, 2014 Cartoons
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Behind the scenes at the L.A. County Museum of Art (photos)

by Comic Saenz June 6, 2014 Cartoons
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POCHO amigo Ramiro Gomez, a SoCal guerrilla artist who we first met when he started placing cardboard cut-outs of previously-invisible immigrant workers around Beverly Hills and Hollywood, now has his work in art museums (as well as in the homes of private art collectors.) Recently, he visited to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art […]

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‘To the Bone’ explores the lives of migrant farmworkers (video)

by WEEZER CHAVEZ October 28, 2013 Cultura
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A pre-teen migrant farmworker attempts to rebel against the status quo with unintended consequences for herself and her family. Both a coming-of-age story and a window into the world of child migrant farmworkers in the U.S., To the Bone is an intimate film about one family that represents the struggles of so many. Starring Naomie […]

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Talk radio guy blows the lid off ‘Mexican swimming lessons’ (video)

by MITCH YUKON May 20, 2013 Cultura
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If you’ve been wondering why the internationally-lauded public school system in Mexico makes sure all the kids get swimming lessons, talk show guy AND education expert Rick Rantz of 1270AM WQTT in Union County, OH, has the answer. Advertising Sales Manager Mike Schnell is at 614.935.1038 if you have more questions.The radio station’s Programming Department […]

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‘Why Braceros?’ 1959 PR film says don’t be scared, it’s OK

by Lucida Grandé December 1, 2012 Cultura
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Don’t worry, gringos, Mexican nationals won’t steal your job since all these “nationals” do is “stoop labor.” Also, explains the friendly Mexican Consul, they are “braceros” and not “wetbacks.” The 19-minute film Why Braceros? was produced around 1959 on behalf of the Council of California Growers. The Journal of Murketing explains: It aims to tell […]

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Farmworker releases tax returns and asks ‘Where are Romney’s?’

by EresNerd August 16, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from EL PASO) Early this morning, area farmworker Celestino Sepúlveda made five years of his tax returns public. Holding faded copies of his 1040EZ from tax years 2007 to 2011, Sepúlveda told reporters, “Quiero ser un ejemplo para Romney” (I want to be an example for Romney) by publicly revealing his Federal returns. At […]

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Contractor and Latino day laborer become BFFs in ‘The Tool’ (video)

by Andalé Mono July 10, 2012 Cultura
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A seemingly-friendly contractor hires a migrant laborer for a house painting job but their relationship soon gets complicated. Will their man crush outlast the law?

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