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Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: How to Wait Out the ‘Temper Tantrum’ of a Sandstorm

The eighth poem in “The Desert Survival Series / La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” provides crucial tips the desert traveler can use as the sand turns to “sandpaper” and the heat suffocates during a journey across the Mexico-U.S. border.

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 READ MORE


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Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: Cottonwoods and Animal Tracks Will Lead to Water in the Desert

The seventh poem in “The Desert Survival Series / La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” explains how clusters of cottonwood trees indicate a nearby spring, a crucial tip to surviving the desert border crossing between Mexico and the United States.

Posted on Sep 21, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Comes Predictably Prepared, Trump Swaggers but Falters at Commander-in-Chief Forum

The former secretary of state spoke haltingly but had clearly rehearsed her answers. Meanwhile, Trump initially demonstrated that it’s possible to swagger sitting down, but he came up short in his responses to crucial questions about his preparedness—and about Russian President Vladimir Putin. Updated

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 READ MORE


Balance Beam









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Scapegoat









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Trump in Mexico









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Donald’s Trump Visit to Mexico Is Not the Real Irony—NAFTA Is

Redoing NAFTA would help stem desperate migration that is the source of much of the Republican nominee’s support.

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 READ MORE



Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: In Life-or-Death Matters, Taste Is Relative, Testing Is Crucial

The sixth poem in “The Desert Survival Series / La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” tells us that while taste—like poetry—may seem irrelevant as one risks one’s life crossing the U.S.- Mexico border, it can be a means of survival.

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 READ MORE


Change of Plans









Posted on Aug 26, 2016 ENLARGE



Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: Desert Fruits ‘Dethorned, Dethroned,’ Can Be ‘Delectably Edible’

The fifth poem in “The Desert Survival Series/La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” tells readers they can survive up to three weeks without eating in the desert, but that certain fruits can safely fill one’s belly during the dangerous journey across the U.S.- Mexico border.

Posted on Aug 25, 2016 READ MORE



Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: Eat or Drink From Cactuses Only if You’ll Otherwise Die of Thirst

The fourth poem in “The Desert Survival Series/La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” gives readers pointers on which cactuses to eat and how, warning that many can be harmful.

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 READ MORE



Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: Learn Desert Secrets From Bedouins and Indigenous Travelers

The third poem in “The Desert Survival Series/La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” points readers toward ancient lessons for survival in the desert at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Posted on Aug 17, 2016 READ MORE


Trump’s Economic Plan









Posted on Aug 11, 2016 ENLARGE



Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: ‘Climb or Walk in the Morning’ and Imitate the Sidewinder

The second poem in “The Desert Survival Series/La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” offers tips about the best times of day to undertake the most arduous parts of the journey across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 READ MORE



Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: Poetry Built for Survival on the U.S.- Mexico Border (Multimedia)

A series of 24 bilingual poems, titled “The Desert Survival Series/La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto,” forms part of the Transborder Immigrant Tool software, designed to augment low-cost cellphones to provide poetry and a simple navigation system for immigrants crossing the Mexico-U.S. border.

Posted on Aug 8, 2016 READ MORE


Mexican Police Killing of 12 Teachers Recalls Disappearance of 43 Students in 2014

In a crackdown allegedly ordered by the Guerrero state governor, police fired live ammunition Sunday at the group of teachers protesting neoliberal education reforms, leaving at least a dozen dead and countless others wounded.

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Meet El Peso Hero, a Latino Superhero Fighting Injustice on the U.S.-Mexico Border

“El Peso Hero” is not your typical comic book series. The eponymous main character defends immigrants, stands up for the disenfranchised and speaks only Spanish.

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 READ MORE



Immigration Is Fueling Innovation in Silicon Valley

Former “Dreamer” Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca, now a startup CEO, is among a growing number of Latino entrepreneurs redefining the American tech industry.

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 READ MORE


Paul Ryan’s Endorsement









Posted on Jun 8, 2016 ENLARGE


Swearing In









Posted on Jun 8, 2016 ENLARGE



Comments of the Week: Reality Check Edition

Several of this week’s picks were of the straight-and-to-the-point variety.

Posted on May 29, 2016 READ MORE



Blue Jays-Rangers Brawl Highlights Major League Baseball’s Latino-Anglo Rift

You can argue whether it’s racial or cultural, but tension among the players is real, and integration is not the same as acceptance.

Posted on May 18, 2016 READ MORE


Hillary Clinton Protesters in East L.A. Would Rather ‘Deport Her’ Than Support Her (Multimedia)

By Eric Ortiz

Demonstrators did not appreciate the Democratic presidential candidate’s appearance in the Mexican-American community on Cinco de Mayo and accused her of pandering to Latinos.

Posted on May 10, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Mexican Media and Government Are Using Donald Trump to Distract Citizens From Student Killings

A panel of experts is accusing the Mexican government of thwarting its investigation of a student massacre and torturing suspects, but the top story in a prominent Mexican newspaper is about standing up to Trump.

Posted on Apr 26, 2016 READ MORE



Mexican Human Rights Defenders Say They’re Targets of a Smear Campaign

On the eve of the release of a report investigating a student massacre in 2014, its authors and other human rights advocates feared an attempt to pre-empt the findings and discredit the work.

Posted on Apr 25, 2016 READ MORE



Once-Undocumented Wall Street Executive Now Is Helping Others Live the American Dream

Julissa Arce worked for seven years at Goldman Sachs as an undocumented immigrant. Now she is an American citizen fighting for immigration reform, and her incredible story may soon become a TV series. 

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 READ MORE


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A Colombian Hacker Shares His Experience Working in Politics—and Rigging Elections

Andrés Sepúlveda secretly manipulated political campaigns across Latin America for years, and he says the same kind of thing is happening in the United States now.

Posted on Apr 6, 2016 READ MORE



The Source of Trump’s No-Brainers

The Republican front-runner has a built-in treasure house of incredible ideas on foreign policy, such as his wall on the U.S.-Mexican border. “My primary consultant is myself ... I have a very good brain,” he explains. The greatness that pours from that organ is enough to make your head spin.

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 READ MORE


John Oliver Tears Apart Donald Trump’s Arguments for a Border Wall Using Facts and Logic (Video)

Despite having vowed earlier in the campaign season that he wouldn’t bother discussing Donald Trump’s candidacy and ideas in depth, the “Last Week Tonight” host dedicates yet another fabulous segment to taking the Republican front-runner down a few notches.

Posted on Mar 21, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The Mexicanization of the United States

The destruction caused by neoliberalism is global. The patterns of economic, social, cultural and political assault that Mexico has suffered are afflicting countries from Greece to the United States. Only a worldwide anti-capitalist resistance movement will save us.

Posted on Mar 13, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: ‘Days of Revolt’: Mexican Activists Are Rewriting Destroyed Constitution

NAFTA did not increase opportunities in Mexico. Instead, the agreement imposed neoliberal policies on the Mexican people. In this week’s edition of teleSUR’s “Days of Revolt,” Chris Hedges and Mexican activists discuss what is being done to counter NAFTA’s repressive impact.

Posted on Mar 8, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Trump Is the Product of a Failed System

Donald Trump’s shocking transformation from reality-show host to Republican presidential front-runner is not some random and bizarre twist of fate. It grows from the failure of our political system to adapt to demographic change, economic disruption and a reorganizing world.

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: Mexico’s Gisela Mota

She had worked for change in the country since the age of 12, when she began attending political rallies. But she served only one day of her term as mayor of Temixco before being gunned down by a drug gang.

Posted on Jan 23, 2016 READ MORE



The Restoration of a Mural Is the Resurrection of Lost History

Noni Olabisi’s painting “To Protect and Serve”—perhaps the most controversial mural in Los Angeles in the past 80 years—features a positive depiction of the Black Panther Party and its contributions to the African-American community. Such information about the party’s constructive role is nowhere to be found in school textbooks.

Posted on Jan 20, 2016 READ MORE



The Mexican News Story We Should Really Be Paying Attention to: The Brutal Murder of a Young Mayor

While news of the recapture of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán has been all over the media, a story about the assassination of Gisela Mota, 33, the day after she took office in the Morelos town of Temixco reveals far more about the state of politics and organized crime in Mexico.

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump Rides a Big Wave of Disgust

For Democrats who might be rooting for the Republican presidential contender, thinking he would be easy to beat in November, I have some advice: Be careful what you wish for.

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 READ MORE


VIDEO: Newly Released Footage Shows Firefight in ‘El Chapo’s’ Recapture

The footage was recorded on Mexican marines’ helmets and documented an exchange of gunfire, falling debris and a team of troops moving around the safe house in the early morning raid.

Posted on Jan 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Trump’s Wall









Posted on Nov 30, 2015 ENLARGE


Mass Deportation









Posted on Nov 13, 2015 ENLARGE



The Winner of the GOP Debate: Foolish Economic Policy

The real headline from this week’s Republican debate wasn’t that the candidates clashed over immigration and national security. It was that they agreed on economic policies that have proved unpopular and unwise—and that may make the eventual nominee unelectable.

Posted on Nov 12, 2015 READ MORE


Operation Trumpback!









Posted on Nov 12, 2015 ENLARGE



Civil Rights Petition Urges ‘SNL’ to Scrap Donald Trump’s Guest Host Appearance

The online civil rights organization ColorOfChange.org is petitioning NBC to cancel Donald Trump’s guest host appearance on “Saturday Night Live” planned for this weekend. In only three days, the group has collected 30,000 signatures.

Posted on Nov 6, 2015 READ MORE



Mexico’s Supreme Court Rules That Smoking Pot Is a Fundamental Human Right

The motion represents a sharp challenge to the country’s strict drug laws, adding the court’s weight to the growing debate in Latin America over the costs and consequences of the war on drugs.

Posted on Nov 6, 2015 READ MORE



Donald Trump and Ben Carson: The Outsiders Have Found Their Way In

Why haven’t Trump and Carson faded away? Because they’re saying what much of the Republican Party base wants to hear.

Posted on Nov 5, 2015 READ MORE



‘Sicario’ Film Review: Dirty War on Mexican Drug Cartels Could Become Reality

A veteran border correspondent compares the film’s underworld with the one he knows, and says Denis Villeneuve’s movie gets much right about the borderlands but crosses the line into exaggeration.

Posted on Oct 28, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Exceptionally Dangerous Situation in Mexico as Patricia Is Strongest Hurricane Ever Recorded

With maximum sustained winds of 200 mph, Hurricane Patricia is set to make landfall on Mexico’s Pacific Coast Friday. Forecasters warn that the monster Category 5 storm could be catastrophic.

Posted on Oct 23, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: This Artist Is ‘Erasing’ the U.S.-Mexico Border Fence With Blue Paint

A Mexican-American artist has launched a project to “erase” the border fence in Nogales, Mexico. Ana Teresa Fernández hopes the project will raise awareness of migrant rights and human rights internationally. “For me the border, the border wall, is like a tombstone,” she explains.

Posted on Oct 16, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Bernie Sanders in Tucson: Immigrants Are ‘Doing the Hardest Work in America’

The Democratic presidential candidate called for reforms that would protect from deportation the estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the U.S. without permission. He also called for an end to the easy availability of assault weapons.

Posted on Oct 10, 2015 READ MORE


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