Santa Ana residents are helping to wage a secret war against one of Mexico's most ruthless drug cartels—and they're winning
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And is it true they can only buy guns in one store?
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why are Mexican women so superstitious?
Calderon puts magical realism in the shade
Mexicans pay in blood for America's War on Drugs
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Mexican men wear such skinny jeans?
Supporters of SanTana councilwoman and 69th Assembly District candidate Michele Martinez try to paint her as a liberal lioness, a progressive puma, but anyone who has tracked her career knows that Martinez is a craven opportunist who'll side with whomever will guarantee her a shot at victory. Tha ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And are the narco-wars really a revolution?
The Santa Ana businessman's big idea got the Mexican government to help spruce up immigrants' hometowns and got him into politics back home
The Los Angeles Times, and just about every other newspaper that covers world news, is reporting today that the Global Commission on Drug Policy, an influential think-tank made up of world leaders, has just issued a report calling the war on drugs "a costly failure" and calling on the United Stat ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And is Mexico a Tea Party paradise?
The only president that matters today...So today is Cinco de Mayo blah blah blah blah. But instead of offering you places to drinko, your humble scribe likes learnin' people stuff, you know, the more arcane the better. So what more-random topic than a quick overview of American presidents and the ... More >>
And Why Do Mexicans Jump So Much?
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And can gabachos love the Mexican culture but hate the Mexican?
What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the Feds got off their duffs?
Operation Streamline costs millions, tramples the Constitution, treats migrants like cattle, doesn't work
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Are you a vendido or a Manchurian Mexican?
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
Inside the brutal world of America's kidnapping capital
Tougher border enforcement in California and Texas has spelled disaster for southern Arizona
Museum of Latin American Art
[¡Ask a Mexican!] In honor of April Fools' Day, Jim Gilchrist puts on the sombrero and bandoliers this week
If the three people standing outside Irvine Barclay Theater late this afternoon represented the "Vicente Fox Welcoming Committee at UCI," the committee that has not forgotten Chiapas, Atenco, and Oaxaca, the committee that "opposes Fox and other oppressors wherever they show their faces," ... 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 >>
Irvine Barclay Theatre
Supporters of longtime Santa Ana Mexican consulate employees who say they were fired without cause last month by a newly politicized consular team which some have accused of favoritism and elitism, protested in front of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores) i ... More >>
For months we've had a sneaking suspicion that the new Mexican consul in Santa Ana was working hard to transform the consulate from the effective, outreach-heavy post it once was under wildly popular former consul Luis Miguel Ortiz Haro to a mere prop of elitist Mexican puffery. Many have whispered ... More >>
Amazingly, both parties have ignored Mexicans in this election. So leave it to the animal-abusing geniuses behind the No on Proposition 2 campaign (y'know, that nefarious measure that would force farmers to treat their animals humanely) to conjure up the spectre of the Reconquista in this ominous ad ... More >>
Gabbis Mexican Kitchen
...has to be the one they ran last week asking readers what "is the most effective way to stop illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border?" Reporter Amy Taxin sure knows her audience--of the options available, none included "open the borders ala the European Union," "reform the current immi ... More >>
Former Massachusetts governor and current presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be at Chapman University on Sunday to participate in a forum called, "Ask Mitt Anything!" Anything, huh? Y'know, Romney's an interesting critter in the ever-more-frayed-and-teetering Republican big tent. He's a "Perso ... More >>
*Updated, with grammatical erros bolded The last time I saw Glenn Spencer (founder of the frothingly anti-immigrant American Patrol), the portly man was sporting a huge smile as a race riot erupted around him. The occasion was a Dec. 8, 2001 rally in front of Anaheim City Hall, where Spencer and hi ... More >>
And he's playing Mexican music?!
Special Rip-Off Edicion
'Whats with ALL the drama?'
The San Diego Union-Tribune, whose editorials typically lean solidly to the right, has come out firmly against mixing illegal immigration with the war on terror--and with "The Wrong Mix," they more specifically chide OC's own Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) for chairing an Imperial Beach congressional h ... More >>
Unitarian Human Rights Forum
Get ready for the delights of the Mexican jail
Glenn Stern captures Latin American political graffiti
New Orleans shows were about a single disaster from the Third World
Special Mexican Independence Day edition
Picking apart racist caricatures at Orange County Latino grocery stores
Zapatista struggle enlivens life in el Norte
Was an Irvine plant's closing payback for its union's budding internationalism?