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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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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.


You didn’t see this on FOX! A mother and daughter make their way to El Norte in the long version of the commercial that won the Super Bowl. Thank you, 84 Lumber!


Best of Luck with the Wall takes the viewer on a hypnotic visual voyage across the length and breadth the U.S.-Mexico border, stitched together from 200,000 satellite images. [Directed and explained by Josh Begley.]

stilllifewithskullLatinos age slower — and live longer — than other ethnic groups in America, according to a new study from the University of California, Los Angeles. Why? Their blood ages more slowly.

The Daily Mail reports:

Scientists refer to the phenomenon as the ‘Hispanic paradox’, since Latinos typically have higher rates of diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

But according to researchers at UCLA, the ethnic group is unequivocally healthier, lives longer than others, and has cells that take much longer to age.

Experts claim the findings, published in the current issue of Genome Biology, could help unlock how to delay slowing for all ethnic groups.

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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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That awkward moment when we bomb a hospital ‘by mistake’ (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA October 7, 2015 Cartoons
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USMNT scores against Ghana, Times Square reacts [video]

by Especial Correspondents June 16, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting From NEW YORK CITY) The Jumbotron in Times Square in New Jack City flashes news of a   g o o o o a l   by USMNT forward Herculez Gomez in World Cup competition against Ghana and Manhattan passersby react as only New Yorkers can.

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Where do immigrants come from? These days, the answer is ‘Mexico’

by Moctezuma Cortés May 28, 2014 Cultura
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These days in Aztlan — and across lots of the United Estates — most immigrants come from Mexico, but it wasn’t always that way. A hundred years ago or so they were from Germany. The Pew Research Center reports:

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Captain America’s to-do list is different in Mexico, UK (photos)

by Barney Asada April 15, 2014 Cultura
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Steve Rogers, AKA Captain America: The Winter Soldier, keeps a list of stuff he needs to check out — stuff he missed during his 70 years asleep. It turns out the list movie goers see on the screen depends on where you see the movie. The American version (photo, top) includes disco, Steve Jobs and […]

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La Cucaracha’s non-lyin’ Mayan prophecies: The U.S. Congress (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 10, 2014 Cartoons
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And the big story on Eyewitless News is… (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA September 4, 2013 Cartoons
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How does your state rate in the Mexican restaurant wars?

by Barney Asada August 19, 2013 Cultura
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It’s no secret that Americans love Mexican food — Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano’s book Taco USA celebrated that aspect of the Reconquista last year. But not all of the United Estates is created equal, and in some areas of the country there is a shocking Mexican restaurant shortage! ABC/Univision reports: There are more Mexican […]

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POCHO Jefe Lalo Alcaraz Yelps about the border on NPR (audio)

by Comic Saenz July 15, 2013 Audio
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A few weeks ago we featured some astounding videos of actors’ (dramatic) readings of Yelp customer reviews — customer reviews of US-Mexico border crossings. NPR’s Latino USA with Maria Hinjosa snagged Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz last week to find out if he had anything to add to the discussion. Listen here to learn if he did! […]

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Happy Fourth (Amendment)! Love, Uncle Sam (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 4, 2013 Cartoons
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Actors read Yelp reviews of US-Mexico border checkpoints (videos)

by JESS PERDIDO June 26, 2013 Cultura
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Yes, people really write Yelp reviews of border crossings. In this video, one of a series, Marsha Stephanie Blake reads Mona M.’s review of the Chula Vista Border Patrol station in San Diego. In another border checkpoint Yelp video, Harris Doran reads Eric T.’s Yelp review of the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego.:

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