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coyotetopEvery day, twice a day, Monday through Friday for six months, the coyote (or human smuggler) concealed and transported migrants across the border from Mexico to Los Estados Unidos. El Coyote — based on a true story — has some NSFW words in Spanish and English. There’s lots more about filmmaker Javier Barboza and the making of this stop-motion and animated video at Barboza’s website.
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This toon originally appeared in the San Diego Free Press. Gracias!

THROWBACK THURSDAY #TBT August 2005 (found on our answering machine): Aaron Judgement, a (former?) member of the Arizona border Minutemen anti-immigration vigilante group, makes a shocking confession: [Mas…]

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pantalonesheaderOzzie Monge unearthed this little tidbit of San Diego State University history — a bizarre attack on Mexican attire that ran in the student newspaper in 1922.

Foreshadowing Donald Trump, the students are quite sure about Mexico. “There,” they explain, “poverty is a profession.”

In Monge’s words:

Racism and Anti-Mexicanism at San Diego State College in the 20’s? Say it isn’t so….Anglos hating on Mexicans, hating on Indians, yet they proudly declare that their school is Del Sudoeste (a product of the imagined, romanticized Spanish past – and Eurocentrism) and will later take on the moniker Aztec from the imagined, romanticized version of the conquest they developed.

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Tips for crossing the border, paper fortune teller style (photos, video)

by HABLO PICASSO June 23, 2015 Cultura
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What do you need to know when crossing to El Norte from Tijuana? One artist who lived that life incorporated all she learned into origami “cootie catcher” fortune teller paper tip sheets. (Silent video, above.) Isabella Cruz-Chong grew up in Tijuana, she explained to POCHO in an email, “and I would constantly cross between Tijuana […]

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Beans cross the line in a battle on the ‘Border’ (videos)

by Lucida Grandé May 14, 2015 Cartoons
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Blue bean, brown bean, we’re all beans inside, on BOTH SIDES of the Border. [This video by Belgian studio Plan 78 Animation is part of the 12 Minutes About Peace project.]

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Breaking the Ñews: Massive immigration caused California drought

by Comic Saenz May 5, 2015 El Now
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Where has all the water gone? Screw your liberal “climate change” answer that’s really a code word so-called “progressives” use to steal from people who work for a living instead of sucking Obamacare’s socialist welfare titties. Where has all of California’s water gone? It’s the immigrants, stupid! Victor David Hanson reports for the National Review:

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Stephen Colbert: Mexican Baloney Invasion (#TBT 2012 video)

by Barney Asada April 23, 2015 Cultura

Undocumented migrants aren’t the only brown threat at our southern border — illegal Mexican sausage is making its way into the sandwiches our precious children pack for lunch. Stephen Colbert reports:

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Chinese-Mexican food and a side order of history (audio)

by MOSCA MEXICAN April 20, 2015 Audio
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After the United States passed the openly racist Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, migrants from China went to Mexico instead. And the legacy of those immigrants is still found today on both sides of the border: Chinese-Mexican food. Lisa Morehouse of KQED reports:

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Ask A Mexican: Is it safe to visit Tijuana? (video)

by Comic Saenz April 16, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO’s Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano has just returned from a weekend trip to Tijuana. “Is it safe again in Tijuana, Gustavo?” someone asked him when he got back. “It’s safe — and it’s amazing!” he replied.

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Manu Chao ‘El Viento': ‘Beast’ train mangles limbs, lives (video)

by Lucida Grandé April 9, 2015 Cultura
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Manu Chao recorded El Viento (The Wind) five years ago in front of Arizona Racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s infamous “tent city” prison, but the tapes were unreleased until now. In this new music video, the Arizona footage is paired with scenes of would-be Honduran migrants maimed on the infamous “Beast” train (La Bestia) that runs […]

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Ask A Mexican: What part of ‘illegal’ don’t you understand?

by Comic Saenz April 3, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO’s Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano answers the pregunta “What part of ‘illegal’ don’t Mexicans understand?” with his own question for pinches Know Nothing gabachos.

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What’s it like to come out as an undocumented immigrant? (video)

by Andalé Mono March 23, 2015 Cultura
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What’s it like to come out of the closet as an undocumented immigrant? POCHO amigo Julio Salgado and friends explain.

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Welcome to the San Ysidro border crossing – enjoy our light show!

by HABLO PICASSO March 6, 2015 Cultura
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Double Horizon documents an interactive light show at the US-Mexico border crossing at San Ysidro (near San Diego) that is triggered by the cars themselves. [Relax. It’s not you. There is no sound in this silent video. Also, your tax dollars at work.] The architect explains:

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#TBT Cartoon 2-fer: Spock, illegal alien and Bill O’Reilly, serial liar

by Lalo Alcaraz March 5, 2015 Cartoons
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Al Madrigal’s ‘Pocho Quest': ‘Half Like Me’ (complete video)

by Comic Saenz March 2, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal gets some help from POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz and POCHO Associate Naranjero Gustavo Arellano as he tries to understand what it means to be half-Mexican in America.

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At the Texas-Mexico border, re-imagine a dream (toon photo)

by JULIO SALGADO March 2, 2015 Cartoons
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#ReImaginingBorders A photo posted by @juliosalgado83 on Mar 1, 2015 at 2:04pm PST For more information, visit Culture Strike.

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BBC Video: What does it mean to be Mexican-American?

by Moctezuma Cortés February 9, 2015 Cultura
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The BBC sent a reporter to the Southwest to find out what it means to be a Mexican-American. The answer? It’s complicated.

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