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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.]


News vato Doug Fernandez of KOAT/ABC7/Albuquerque was all chill with the technical glitch – until he wasn’t.


Ignacio Padilla was always Republican; he even served as treasurer of the party in New Mexico. But everything changed when Trump became the party’s nominee. Padilla started making Trump piñatas and was fired. Now he gives people in Santa Fe a chance to hit Trump.

handsoffIn more or less chronological order, here are my live Tweets from today’s Donald Trump campaign rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico….

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It’s that time of the year — Hatch Chile Season.

Your Moment of Zen: The Biosphere of the Sonoran Desert (video)

by Bronco del Camino February 24, 2016 Cultura
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Go to full screen and serious sound to experience the the stark natural beauty of the Gran Desierto de Altar in Sonora, Mexico, which has been designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Music: Sinfonía India by Mexican composer Carlos Chávez. [Video by PALAN7HIR.] UNESCO:

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Burque bummer when burrito-loving busdriver’s bus goes BOOM (video)

by Barney Asada September 21, 2015 El Now
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Burrito-eating Albuquerque municipal busdriver Jeremy Perea apparently picked a bad moment to take his eyes off the road – traffic in front of his vehicle had come to a halt. KOP 4 Eyewitness News reports:

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New Mexico petroglyphs: Headlines from the past (photos)

by RUSSELL CONTRERAS October 13, 2014 Cultura
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There’s lots to see in Placitas, a small New Mexico community north of Albuquerque between the Sandia and Santa Ana Pueblos. If you take a stroll through the foothills, chances are you’ll spot ancient petroglyphs amid the hoof prints of wild horses. And that’s what I found on a jog Sunday near my home. On […]

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Police riot in Albuquerque, New Mexico (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA April 2, 2014 Cartoons
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A message from Mother Earth re nuclear waste (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA March 26, 2014 Cartoons
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Don’t call me a ‘Mexican,’ America! Also, I’m not a ‘Latino’

by Comic Saenz March 24, 2014 Cultura
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It’s a phenomenon older than the United Estates of America. We’ve named it Looking Down On More Recent Immigrants Syndrome: In 1751, Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, a North American colonial with British roots, disparaged “stupid” and “swarthy” recently-arrvied German immigrants, who, he wrote, were too dumb to learn English, and did we mention they were […]

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Face of Jesus appears on toe of New Mexican woman (video)

by ROD ESTERLING January 30, 2014 El Now
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¡K milagro! A miracle! After New Mexican Paula Osuna’s fiancé Sikey Benavidez rubbed holy dirt on her bruised toe, the face of Jesus Christ appeared! KRQE News 13 reports. PREVIOUSLY ON JESUS CHRIST:

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Photo shows illegal alien @ El Matate Tortilleria, Roswell, NM *UPDATED

by Especial Correspondents January 16, 2014 Cultura
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A sexy green-skinned alien chica was photographed Wednesday with her hands in the masa at Tortilleria El Matate in America’s most popular UFO destination, Roswell, New Mexico. [Photo by and © Russ Contreras.] *UPDATE JAN. 17 9:10PM:

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Real Estate for Sale: New Mexico adobe casita best offer > $3000

by L. CAMINO REALTOR December 5, 2013 Cultura
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Tired of the hassles of cleaning, maintaining (not to mention paying for) a big apartment, condo or home? Looking for a just-built energy-efficient, traditionally-styled Aztlan adobe? Getting back to basics is easy with this lovely Abiquiu, NM property which offers 86 square feet of solar-powered living space away from the noise, crime and confusion of urban […]

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There’s a map for that: Best foods in every state (infographic)

by MOSCA MEXICAN October 24, 2013 Cartoons
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Here’s an idea. Let’s decide what is the best food in each of the United Estates and make a big infographic. What? Is that the voice of (Day of the) Dead Steve Jobs? What’s that, Steve? There’s a map for that? Coming in at Numero Tres is a puro Califas burrito, known to non-locals as […]

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Flash: English-Only Whole Foods now known as AssWhole Foods

by Lalo Alcaraz June 6, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from TEXAS) After suspending two Latino employees in an Albuquerque, NM store for daring to speak Spanish, specialty grocer Whole Foods has announced that it will be changing its name to “AssWhole Foods.” Whole Foods PR executive Kaley Quinoa, at the company’s corporate offices in Austin, released this statement: We feel we need […]

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Sandra Ramos O’Briant – ‘Chile Tales: The Green Addiction’

by Sandra Ramos O’Briant April 5, 2013 Cultura
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Philosophers have often looked for the defining feature of humans — language, rationality, culture and so on. I’d stick with this: Man is the only animal that likes Tabasco sauce. ######## In Texas, when my parents were still married, we ate fried chicken, mashed potatoes laden with cream gravy, green beans flavored with bits of […]

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TX shooting brings NRA closer to goal: A gun massacre in every state

by Malcolm Mex January 22, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from VIRGINIA) Today’s shootings at Lone Star College in Houston brings America one step closer to the National Rifle Association’s goal of having a mass shooting in every state, according to NRA president David Keene. “There have already been mass shootings in 30 states, and one day, every state will be a red […]

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New Year’s Day 2013 according to a few photographs

by Comic Saenz January 2, 2013 Cultura
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Occupy at the Rose Parade in Pasadena: The day after New Year’s Eve in New York City:

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Navajo Rangers keep ‘open mind’ on Bigfoot, UFO reports (videos)

by Comic Saenz May 29, 2012 Cultura
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OpenMinds.TV reports: “The Navajo Rangers have been modestly performing their duties on the reservation for more than 50 years…[and]…their investigations have included UFO sightings, paranormal cases and Bigfoot.” In March, the Rangers’ work attracted the attention of the news team at the local CBS TV station. Here’s their exclusive news video:

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Ñewsweek: New Mexico wants tourists — light-skinned tourists

by Comic Saenz March 25, 2012 El Now
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This POCHO ñewsweek is brought to you in living — and dying — color. In the Southwest, New Mexico’s tourist board is casting a commercial to promote visits to the state. Who do they want to play the tourists in their commercial? “Caucasians and light-skinned Hispanics.” And in the Southeast, Florida cowers in the Spotlight […]

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New Mexico Tourism Board’s racist want ad: ‘Morenos need not apply’

by Gabacho Borracho March 24, 2012 El Now
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When your casting call includes skin color, people are going to think one of two things: Either you’re filming a sunblock ad or you’re a stone racist. The New Mexico Tourism Board’s little gaffe (nicely summed up here from local news clips by the sharp folks at Cuentame) pretty much says it: Arizona Cerebral Fever […]

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