As the disputes that led to World War One were building, Germany tried to enlist Mexico’s help against the U.S.A. It didn’t turn out like the Germans hoped, and the repercussions of the Kaiser’s overture are still felt today, especially at the border.
Undocumented immigrants Abril, brought to the U.S. as a child, and her 2-year-old boy Julián live near San Diego. Julián’s father Uriel was stopped by police for a minor traffic ticket and deported to Tijuana. In order to see each other, Uriel, Abril and Julián must cross difficult terrain to reach the border to spend time together the only way they can — Through the Wall. [Video by Tim Nackashi.]
When Sergio Mieja (he’s @SMieja95 on the Twitter) got the idea for this video, he didn’t know exactly what the message was. He just wanted to see who supported Donald Trump.
“But as I was filming it,” he explains, “many of the people I met expressed their feeling and emotions towards this subject and it was then I knew what the purpose of this video was and realized it had a much more significant meaning. Please share this message with your friends and family.”
¿A qué viene el Papa a Juárez? #ElLateNight #PapaFrancisco #ElPapaEnJuarez #ElPapaEnMX Posted by El Late Night con Badía. on Sunday, February 14, 2016 En route to Juarez, Mexico, El Papa Francisco calls up Jesus Cristo to see maybe they can spend some fun time hanging out.
Following a family recipe preserved in a Louisiana Choctaw-Apache tribal cookbook, J Arendall makes Indian fry bread puffy tacos. You can get the Louisiana Cooking By Native American Choctaw-Apache cookbook here. That matchstick trick? It’s the real deal. PREVIOUSLY ON INDIAN FRY BREAD PUFFY TACOS:
Romina the whippet, who lost her right front leg in a lawnmower accident, is being fitted with a new prosthetic limb, courtesy of the Veterinary Hospital of the Universidad del Valle de Mexico (UVM) in Mexico City. And they’re making the device with a 3-D printer. Reuters reports:
The staff at Taqueria Mexico on West Colfax Avenue in Denver asked a homeless man to leave Thursday night. Not so fast, said patron Vanessa Varona, who was there with her family, and offered to buy him a meal. FOX31 KDVR in Denver has the story: DENVER — A Denver woman’s Facebook post is going […]
Los Angeles pocha Natalie Munguia didn’t learn Spanish when she was growing up, and now she feels left out, as she explains in this video for Sociology 244 at Whittier College. FYI, here’s the course description:
(Video added 3:15 PM PST Monday December 7.) Coca-Cola drops controversial Christmas video set in indigenous Mexico Updated Thursday 7:20 PM PST DECEMBER 3, 2015. Via The Guardian: Company spokesman said it had not meant to insult anyone with ad showing Coke being handed out by light-skinned actors in community of Mixe people A Coca-Cola […]
Archaeologists in Tlaxcala, Mexico have discovered skeletal remains of a high-ranking figure in Aztec ruins that are linked to the pulque god, as well as “the cooked vertebrae and ribs of at least three different infants.” Archeaology reports: Excavations at the Zultépec-Tecoaque archaeological site, home to the Acolhua between A.D. 1200 and 1521, have uncovered […]
The meaning of the intricate and striking hieroglyphs of the ancient Mayans have resisted decoding for centuries, but now some scientists claim the secrets will soon be revealed. Ancient Origins reports: For hundreds of years, linguists have been trying to decode the ancient hieroglyphic script of the Mayans, left behind on monument carvings, painted pottery, […]
What do you get when a bunch of cute kids use very adult language to tell El Donald what exactly they think of him and his racist agenda? The video is called Trashing Trump: Latino Kids Pound Racism Like a Piñata and it’s from DeportRacism.com. [NSFW: F-bombs galore.]