Posts tagged "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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Hurricane Patricia hit small Mexican villages

Hurricane Patricia hit small Mexican villages
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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 »

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 »
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Donald Trump's hypocrisy on immigration

Donald Trump's hypocrisy on immigration
  The worst thing about Donald Trump is that he has built his empire on the backs of immigrant workers, including some undocumented. He told CNN Wednesday that he can’t guarantee that all of his workers have legal status. He was sued by Polish workers, including some undocumented, who were underpaid or not paid to... Read more »

Cinco de Mayo parade in Pilsen

Cinco de Mayo parade in Pilsen
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the United States than in Mexico. In Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, there were bands, vaqueros, bikers and lowriders in a parade Sunday along Cermak Road. Cinco de Mayo marks the 1862 Battle of Puebla where Mexico defeated France under Napoleon. In most of Mexico, May 5 is a regular... Read more »

In Chicago, a vigil for missing students in Mexico

In Chicago, a vigil for missing students in Mexico
The disappearance and possible murder of 43 students last month in Mexico has resonated in Chicago’s Mexican community. Around 100 people gathered for a vigil Friday night in Pilsen to call attention to the disappearance of the students and also the discovery of mass graves in Mexico. “Every day is a day of death in... Read more »
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Indigenous People’s Day should replace Columbus Day

Indigenous People’s Day should replace Columbus Day
We should not celebrate a man who brought genocide and the destruction of native peoples. Christopher Columbus did not “discover” the Americas as people were living and thriving before he arrived. Many local governments from Seattle to Minneapolis and Berkeley have stopped celebrating Columbus Day and instead celebrate indigenous people or Native Americans. The United... Read more »