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Michael J. and Peter D. Ronstadt — of Ronstadt Generations — perform their song El Corrido Del Rio Sonora, about the 2014 Buena Vista Mine Spill in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. The spill released copper sulphate acid that flowed down the Rio Bacanuchi to the Rio Sonora.

The river supplies water for the capital city of Hermosillo. There is still no agreement on damages nor have there been any efforts to take remedial and preventative measures for the future. [Mas…]

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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.]


Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano spewed a large column of ash and vapor Tuesday afternoon. The eruption took place at 16:40 PM (22:40 GMT) and reached a height of 3,500 metres (11,482 feet), according to Luis Felipe Puente, the national coordinator of civil protection.

Mt. Popo lies just 50 miles (80 kilometres) southeast of Mexico City, and it is one of the country’s most active volcanoes. [Video by The Netherland’s BNO News.]


Carlos Arredondo is a 24-year-old self-taught artisan who crafts papier-mâché figurines. He sees his creations as counterweights to crime and violence; there is beauty and enchantment in Mexico, he says.

elvishaircutToday marks the day in 1958 when Elvis Presley (for you kids: he was the Justin Bieber of his day, including the hair) entered the United States Army.

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Thought experiment? Guerrilla theater? A prank?

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.”


Was it inevitable? Nevertheless, here it is: El Chapo Fat ‘n’ Furious, a new smartphone video game.

We’ll let the creators tell the story:

In a 16-bits graphic vintage style, which perfectly syncs to the shifted-tone gameplay, the player finds himself in the shoes of El Chapo on the day of his escape. As he gets on his bike the mad rush begins! [Mas…]


It’s hard work, but somebody’s got to do it. Califas balladeers Sal and Isela tell the story of a farmworker in Sudor (Sweat).

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Artisanal organic Oaxaca mezcal? Take my dinero please (video)

by Barney Asada March 16, 2016 Cultura
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Alberto Martinez, an agave farmer and mezcal distiller in Oaxaca, makes his traditional liquor the old fashioned way. Nikki Vargas (photo) has the story.

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El Vez live at the Tiki Oasis: He’s going to ‘Aztlan’ (videos, toon)

by Soy Capitan March 15, 2016 Cartoons
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The Tiki Oasis, San Diego, Califas 2014: El Vez is going to Aztlan — that’s where he wants to be. “The Mexican Elvis” (real name Robert Lopez) is from Chula Vista, Califas, so he’s already there. POCHO world headquarters — in East Los — tambien! Here’s the studio version, from his album Gracias Land:

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What would it look like if Mexico built Trump’s border wall? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 11, 2016 Cartoons
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Wall Street Journal Video: So you want to build a border wall?

by Moctezuma Cortés March 9, 2016 El Now
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Seriously? You want to build a 2000-mile-long wall between the U.S. and Mexico? Follow along now as the Wall Street Journal explains exactly what that entails.

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Mex Ex-Prez Vicente Fox: I have Trump-Induced Tourette’s Syndrome

by Pejibaye Staff March 1, 2016 El Now
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO CITY) Former Mexican President Vicente Fox announced Monday that he has a rare disorder known as “Trump Induced Tourette’s Syndrome,” or TITS, in which every time he hears the name or sees an image of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, he involuntarily screams vulgarities and suffers mild convulsions. “The condition was […]

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La Cucaracha: Another brick in the Trump (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 24, 2016 Cartoons
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Your Moment of Zen: The Biosphere of the Sonoran Desert (video)

by Bronco del Camino February 24, 2016 Cultura
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Go to full screen and serious sound to experience the the stark natural beauty of the Gran Desierto de Altar in Sonora, Mexico, which has been designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Music: Sinfonía India by Mexican composer Carlos Chávez. [Video by PALAN7HIR.] UNESCO:

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‘Witch’ OVNI/UFO flies low and slow over Monterrey (2007 videos)

by ZORRO MULDER February 23, 2016 Cultura
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Remember that time in 2007 when a witch flew low and slow over Monterrey? Realidad o fición?

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Latino USA: Trump is good for business – the piñata business (audio)

by Andalé Mono February 22, 2016 Audio
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“Jennifer De Benito could have had any piñata she wanted for her 14th birthday party. She chose a piñata of Donald Trump. The three-foot-tall piñatas depict Trump in a business suit with his infamous blonde hair and they’re flying off the shelves on both sides of the U.S.–Mexico border,” writes Samantha Clark. “It all started […]

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La Cucaracha: PELIGRO! New warning signs at the border (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 19, 2016 Cartoons

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Mexican car show full of bugs — vintage VW bugs (video)

by ONDABUS February 18, 2016 Cultura
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¡Mira los vintage VW bugs, Karmann Ghias, VW Things, Kombis, trucks, hot rods, and more! The Mexbugs car show in November — 12 Exhibición Nacional Volkswagen Vintage had them all.

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Late Night con Badía: What’s Pope Francis up to in Juarez? (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés February 17, 2016 Cultura
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¿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.

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Frida Kahlo’s father Guillermo took these photos of his little girl

by FANBOI February 17, 2016 Cultura
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These photographs of young Magdalena Carmen Frieda, later known as Frida Kahlo, were taken by her Hungarian Jewish father Guillermo, over a period of 20 years. Baby Frida is two years old in this first shot.

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An OVNI/UFO came to town — but thankfully didn’t harm us (toons)

by ZORRO MULDER February 9, 2016 Cartoons
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A spaceship came to town — thankfully they didn’t harm us.

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Tell the truth: Texas Rangers killed Mexicans, not ‘Hispanics’ or ‘Latinos’

by Sara Inés Calderón February 8, 2016 Cultura
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It’s OK to say the M word: Mexican. Recent coverage of a new exhibit at a Texas museum — with headlines like “The Texas Rangers Killed Hundreds of Hispanic Americans During the Mexican Revolution” (screen capture above) and “Texas Finally Acknowledges Rangers Killed Hundreds of Latinos,” — is not only historically incorrect but a dangerous […]

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Who lives in a piña under the sea? Whale sharks, giant mantas (videos)

by MiRA MARS February 4, 2016 Cartoons
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“Whale sharks and giant mantas swim gracefully in the waters around Isla Mujeres, Mexico. I swim with and photograph these gentle giants as they feed,” videographer Gregory Sweeney explained. “My, what a big mouth you have!” he didn’t say, but could have. PREVIOUSLY ON PINEAPPLES UNDER THE SEA:

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