Posts in category "Mexico"

Al Jazeera America doc examines immigration debate

Al Jazeera America has made an intriguing new documentary series, “Borderland,” that tries to put Americans in the shoes of immigrants. The documentary follows six Americans who retrace the steps of undocumented immigrants who died while attempting to cross the border into the U.S. In this trailer, Alex, a liberal artist from New York, and... Read more »

Immigrant youth won't give up

Immigrant youth won't give up
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Three Mexicans win Oscars

Three Mexicans win Oscars
Alfonso Cuarón is the first Mexican and also the first Latin American director to win an Oscar for best director. Cuarón’s film “Gravity,” a technical achievement with a powerful narrative, won several other Oscars in technical categories. But not everybody in Mexico was cheering for Cuarón. Some criticized him for not making enough films with... Read more »
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Fear of immigration

xenophobe: one unduly fearful of what is foreign and especially people of foreign origin When I think of fear, I wonder why some people are so afraid of immigrants. Fear, I think, is one reason Congress hasn’t been able to pass immigration reform. Some people fear they will lose their jobs. Some people fear their... Read more »

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 2 days 'til Christmas

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 2 days 'til Christmas
Tamales and Noche Buena. These are two holiday treats I offer you this Festivus. The “rest of us” can enjoy them. This year I did not have time to make tamales but instead bought these at El Milagro. Noche Buena, which translates as Christmas Eve, is a dark Mexican beer sold during the holiday season.... Read more »

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 10 days 'til Christmas

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 10 days 'til Christmas
Cantinflas wishes you a Feliz Navidad. The late Mexican actor and comedian was considered the “Charlie Chaplin of Mexico.” He is depicted here in the store window of “No Manches Clothing,” 1800 W. 18th St., in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. There are 10 days ’til Christmas so don’t forget to do some shopping on... Read more »
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Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 11 days 'til Christmas

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 11 days 'til Christmas
It’s so nice to receive a holiday card in the mail. These cards were made by Rosa Maria de la Vega of Cicero, Ill. She is part of a hometown club from San Bartolo, Michoacan, which raises money for cultural and community projects here and in Mexico.   Type your email address in the box... Read more »

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 13 days 'til Christmas

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 13 days 'til Christmas
December 12 is the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe. There are masses and celebrations in her honor in Mexico and across the United States. This image of La Virgen is next to St. Procopius Catholic Church, 1641 S. Allport Street, in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. She warms my heart even in the... Read more »

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 24 days 'til Christmas

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 24 days 'til Christmas
I will count down the days ’til Christmas with the Chicanísima Advent calendar. I will post an original photo from December 1st to December 25th designed to lift your spirits for the holiday season. This first photo is from the National Museum of Mexican Art’s Mercado Navideño, Christmas Market, that runs today from 10 a.m.... Read more »
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Chicago actor Michael Peña to star in new film about Cesar Chavez

Chicago actor Michael Peña to star in new film about Cesar Chavez
This Thanksgiving most of us celebrated with family and food. But as you enjoy your leftovers let us also honor those who toil in the fields to pick the apples and pumpkins that we used in our pies and the other fruits and vegetables we enjoyed. Farm workers have long labored for fair wages and... Read more »