Armando is my third interviewee of the night, the one I want to write about. Unlike some of the other deportees, he doesn't seem beaten down by his fate. He smiles a lot and exudes confidence. His black hair is pulled into a tight ponytail. He brings a lightness to our conversations that the others ... More >>
Diana Gameros didn't leave anything in San Francisco. The Mexican songstress found her musical heart, instead, when she relocated to the Bay Area city. Since that time, Gameros has grown into her versatile artistic identity. With relaxed vocals that recall Brazilian singer Cibelle's tone, she blends ... More >>
One of the great untold stories of the Great Depression remains the repatriation of more than a million Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, and what little we know about this dark episode is thanks in part to Raymond Rodríguez, a Long Beach native, longtime Long Beach City College professor and adminis ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And is it true they can only buy guns in one store?
Mexicans pay in blood for America's War on Drugs
All the talk about Mexico's rampant drug-related violence bleeding into the U.S., along with the threat of terrorists creeping in from the southern border, is overblown, according to a new study. The Washington Office on Latin America, which promotes itself as a group focusing on human rights, demo ... More >>
"Here's that beautiful picture of Kelly on the right," said Ron Thomas, as he pointed to a portrait of his smiling son toward the end of his PowerPoint presentation on homelessness at Cal State University Fullerton's eighth-annual social justice summit on Saturday, April 14. "Right here, [Kelly ... More >>
One of the world's deadliest cities lies just south of El Paso, Texas: the border town of Ciudad Juarez. For nearly two decades, murder and rape have rocked the town, especially its women, leaving an estimated 10,000 unsolved and uninvestigated murders since 2007. The violence in Juarez is on ... More >>
An excerpt from 'Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America'
Working-class immigrant residents of SanTana have been beneficiaries of new, fairer vehicle impound policies since October 1, 2011, when activists scored a solid grassroots victory. Stop Stealing Our Cars, set to premiere this Saturday at El Centro Cultural de Mexico in the city's downtown, is an ... More >>
Flickr user yarhargoatIt gets fatiguing reading the same articles on travel to Mexico that parrot the U.S. State Department over and over again. Precious few of those people have ever actually been to the places they're writing about, but they turn the fear dial up to 11, the result being that Am ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why dont more Mexicans go to museums?
Headline: ACLU Suit Threatens Gang Injunctions, DA SaysComment by SUEZ: ACLU can go to he!l. Gang banger terrorists need to be eradicated. I work in Old Town Orange and they have ruined more buildings and windows let alone shootings Oh, but they "have rights." I HATE gang bangers. They all need t ... More >>
Drugs, death and fear in the murder capital of the world
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Are you a vendido or a Manchurian Mexican?
Inside the brutal world of America's kidnapping capital
[Trendzilla] Murder still isn't cute, even when it's art
On the front line of the U.S. war on drugs, a Mexican city bleeds to death
Yesenia (Daniela Schmidt, left) and Francisca (Maya Zapata) get down.Suppose someone made a comedy based on American Idol (I know, been there, done that with American Dreamz; just work with me, people). Now let's say the parts spoofing Idol were clever, at times hilarious. But then the f ... More >>
Photo by Ariel Gutierrez Vivanco/Presidencia de la RepublicaThe "Vicente Fox Welcoming Committee at UCI" won't be bearing flowers, fruit baskets or a key to the university when Mexico's former president visits the campus Wednesday. Fox, who is being hosted by the university's Center for the Study of ... More >>
Perhaps the best exposé on the Jew-bashing, gay-trashing website La Voz de Aztlan was published in 2002 by the now-defunct New Times Los Angeles. This is where we got the information that sole writer Hector Carreon (last name has Jewish roots) worked in Buena Park. The article hasn't existed online ... More >>
"The quickest road to assimilation is a six-figure salary and a blonde from Wellesley."
Juan Gabriel helps Mexicans bring out their inner queer