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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 way, but some orange pendejo wants to build a great big border wall to divide the park.

A true life story from the Mexican Revolution and a mojado’s migration from Chihuahua to Califas come alive as our Chicano musical hero Lalo Guerrero shares The Ballad of Pancho Lopez. [Mas…]

Just across the Rio Grande from El Paso is Ciudad Juarez, where suits are still zoot and chucos are still suave.

Photographer Francesco Giusti shared his Ciudad Juarez photos with Roads and Kingdoms and we’re sharing some with you. [Mas…]


There's a small stretch of soil north of the Rio Grande that's still part of the United States south of the Mexican border wall. The Atlantic went inside this No-Man’s Land to uncover what life is like in a place that feels like not-quite America, but not-quite Mexico.


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.

peprallyWhen the kids at Eagle Pass Independent School District’s C.C. Winn High School — on the Mexico-US border west of San Antonio — planned a pep rally, they wanted it to reflect their heritage.

MySanAntonio reports:

Internet is loving Texas school’s pep rally that looked, sounded more like a quinceañera

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My name is Vero and I’m a Mexican-American (video)

by Verdana Bold April 18, 2016 Cultura
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Vero Higareda made this video for a class she’s taking at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Like so many others, she has been told that she doesn’t look Mexican.

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El Vez live at the Tiki Oasis: He’s going to ‘Aztlan’ (videos, toon)

by Soy Capitan March 15, 2016 Cartoons
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The Tiki Oasis, San Diego, Califas 2014: El Vez is going to Aztlan — that’s where he wants to be. “The Mexican Elvis” (real name Robert Lopez) is from Chula Vista, Califas, so he’s already there. POCHO world headquarters — in East Los — tambien! Here’s the studio version, from his album Gracias Land:

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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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