Posts in category "Mexico"

Pope Francis celebrates mass at the U.S.-Mexico border

Pope Francis celebrates mass at the U.S.-Mexico border
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In Chiapas, the pope brings his message to the indigenous

In Chiapas, the pope brings his message to the indigenous
In Mexico, Pope Francis spoke this weekend of the richness of the indigenous culture and the need for Mexico to honor its multiculturalism. The pope is on his way Monday to the southernmost Mexican state of Chiapas, where around one-third of the population is indigenous. And poverty in the state is more than 75 percent.... Read more »

The pope may not bring much change to Mexico

The pope may not bring much change to Mexico
Pope Francis is on his first trip to Mexico. On his way to meet with the president of Mexico, he first stopped Saturday morning to greet the elderly, kiss babies and bless the sick on the streets of Mexico City. But in a country that is majority Catholic there isn’t a lot of faith that... Read more »
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In Mexico City, El Chapo and Sean Penn are a Hollywood farce

In Mexico City, El Chapo and Sean Penn are a Hollywood farce
MEXICO CITY – The faces of actors Sean Penn and Kate del Castillo have been plastered all over the newspapers this week in Mexico City. Castillo, a well known Mexican actress who played a drug queen in a telenovela, helped Penn arrange an interview with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman that was published in Rolling Stone... Read more »

Day of the Dead brings families together in Pilsen

Day of the Dead brings families together in Pilsen
It almost felt like being in a cemetery in Mexico. More than 75 families built ofrendas, or shrines, in memory of their loved ones outside the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood Sunday. El Día de los Muertos,  or the Day of the Dead, celebrated on November 1 and 2, is a... Read more »

Hurricane Patricia hit small Mexican villages

Hurricane Patricia hit small Mexican villages
[View the story “Hurricane Patricia damaged small coastal towns in Mexico” on Storify]
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Patricia: The worst hurricane ever could devastate my second home

Patricia: The worst hurricane ever could devastate my second home
From my living room in Chicago, I have been glued to The Weather Channel all morning watching the track of Patricia, at 200 mph the strongest hurricane ever recorded. Later tonight it is expected to make landfall somewhere between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo. This stretch of western Mexico is dotted with small beach towns that... Read more »

We're Americanos: Share your Latino story

We're Americanos: Share your Latino story
Today marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. I suggest we celebrate by sharing our own stories and the contributions Latinos have made in the U.S. Let’s not let certain politicians demonize us. Let’s not let them popularize the narrative that we are “criminals and rapists.” So I’ve created a Twitter account @wereamericanos and I’m... Read more »

Ruben H. Vazquez: 1930-2015, a mariachi with a heart of gold

Ruben H. Vazquez: 1930-2015, a mariachi with a heart of gold
In the 1950s Ruben H. Vazquez joined some of the first mariachi bands in Chicago, Mariachi Jalisco and Mariachi Potosino. Mariachi Potosino went on to play for President Johnson, Nixon, and Kennedy as well as for both Mayor Daleys. Photos of Vazquez and his mariachi band are in the book “Mexican Chicago” and also have... Read more »
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Top 10 reasons Latinos won't vote for Donald Trump

Top 10 reasons Latinos won't vote for Donald Trump
A new poll found that most Latinos disapprove of Donald Trump’s offensive comments about Mexicans and don’t support him for president. But he somehow thinks that Latinos will vote for him. So in the style of David Letterman, who came up with his own awesome Top Ten list about Trump, I have created one too.... Read more »