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In Great Big Story: Love Beyond Borders: Mom and Daughter by haimy assefa, a mother and daughter get a rare chance to hug when the border fence is briefly opened. I’m not crying you’re crying


Swedish sportswear brand Björn Borg orchestrated a tennis match on the US/Mexican border with one player on each side, half the court on Mexican soil and the other half in El Norte. Things didn’t work out exactly like they planned.

[Tennis Across Borders by Klaus Thymann.]

pinkwallInterns at Guadalajara architecture firm Estudio 3.14 came up a modern design for Donald Trump’s insane border wall.

They want to paint it pink in the style of famed Mexican architect Luis Barragán.

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To win playing BORDERS, you need to beat La Migra (video)

by Comic Saenz July 7, 2016 Cultura
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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 […]

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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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La Cucaracha: PELIGRO! New warning signs at the border (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 19, 2016 Cartoons
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Let’s build a Mexican border wall with confiscated weed (video)

by NO MUNCHIES December 21, 2015 Cultura
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All your weed are belong to us, OK? So let’s put that pot to good use by building a Mexican border wall made of the 17,000,000 pounds of marijuana confiscated by the Border Patrol! LiveLeaker Clark Griswold explains the video from The Center for Investigative Reporting:

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Your name is Lopez? Angel Lopez? I think I know your cousin

by Comic Saenz November 19, 2015 Cultura
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What’s in a name? LOPEZ is #21 on the charts and moving up fast according to Wikipedia, but Garcia, Rodriguez, Martinez and Hernandez are still in the lead. Wikipedia: List of Common U.S. Surnames

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White Americans are biased against blacks, and some more than others

by Bronco del Camino December 10, 2014 Cultura
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Most white Americans are biased against blacks, but it differs across the country. In this map, the redder the state, the higher the hate. Michigan, in gray, is in middle, bias-wise, and the bluer states are less biased than Michigan. There’s some tricky methodology involved, and there may be some “selection bias,” but if anything, […]

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Who are these so-called U.S. ‘Hispanics’? They’re Mex to the max

by RON FLOSS September 18, 2014 Cultura
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Mexican-Americans — all 34 million — make up over two-thirds of the U.S. Latino population according to the Pew Research Organization:

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Elise Roedenbeck: Uncle Sam’s Propaganda Video History Roundup

by Comic Saenz June 20, 2014 Cultura
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With the United States government hitting the digital airwaves with an anti-Boko Haram TV channel (we loved their Whiter Shade of Pale but kidnapping those girls in Nigeria was too much), our MiJA, Elise Roedenbeck, dusts off some old Uncle Sam propaganda for historical context and stuff. On the Twtter, btw, she’s @buttronica.

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Shoutout to the Pinoys and Yo-Yos of Califas: You’re #3 (infographic)

by Chale Knickerbocker May 19, 2014 Cartoons
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Slate’s infographic mapping magic illustrates what we knew already — across most of the United Estates, Spanish is almost always the most commonly-spoken language besides English. But after English and Spanish, what’s Numero Tres? Here in California, it’s Tagalog, first language of a quarter of all Filipinos and the second language of most. Pinoys, ruled […]

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¡Hasta luego, El Chapo! (toon)

by Comic Saenz February 26, 2014 Cartoons
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(Based on a stunning World War II American government propaganda poster, Americanos Todos, by Luis Helguera. Click on the image for the full-sized hi-res version.)

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U.S. Supreme Court votes 5-4 to change that thing, irregardless

by Pocho Ñews Service January 16, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) The United States Supreme Court has voted 5-4 to change that appeal thing some lower courts were dealing with earlier (you know, back and forth and shit?) no matter que chingados the people think. POCHO will share more details as the situation develops here in Our Nation’s Capital.

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World Map: Every country is #1 in something (infographic)

by Comic Saenz October 22, 2013 Cartoons
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Every country in the world has to be Numero Uno in something, right? These maps have the surprising details:

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La Cucaracha: Mom, Dad — we’ve got to talk (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 5, 2013 Cartoons
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How many generations until Latinos become ‘Americans’?

by Sara Inés Calderón May 9, 2013 Cultura
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I consider myself Latina, close to my family’s Mexican culture; I’m bilingual and I’m happy with that identity. But, more often than not, it seems like everyone else is trying to corral me into some other identity, telling me that mine is not sufficient. The neighborhood where I live (photos, above) is a perfect example. […]

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Pocha Podcast #2: Sexism, feminism, football and IT (NSFW audio)

by Sara Inés Calderón April 16, 2013 Audio
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Pochas Elise Roedenbeck and me, Sara Inés Calderón, have a grand old time talking about sexism and feminism. Isn’t it interesting that, even though the U.S. had a “feminist movement,” we have never elected a woman president, and the wage gap between men and women in Latin America is smaller than it is here? And […]

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Mexico builds border wall to keep out assholes from the U.S.A. (video)

by María Purísima March 25, 2013 El Now
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In a much-criticized move, Mexico has finished construction of the border wall to keep out assholes from the United Estates. American officials were mum after their own calls for more enforcement on this side of the border, but some politicians are mad enough to consider canceling their own Mexican spring break vacations.

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Thou shalt have no other drones before me (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA March 6, 2013 Cartoons
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You’re so Hispanic, you probably think this video is about you

by YOLO BONO November 14, 2012 Cultura
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Univision thinks this is the New American Reality. Is it your reality?

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