By Erika Ramirez | 02/08/2011 - 16:16
Imagine working your hands to the bone and not getting paid for it. Well, around 35,000 braceros are still waiting to be compensated for work they completed close to 50 years ago. During World War II, an agreement between Mexico and the United States created the Bracero program, which brought thousands of Mexican men to the U.S. to do manual work on farms and building railroads.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/26/2011 - 12:34
At Tucson High Magnet School, almost all of teacher Curtis Acosta's students are Mexican-American. But Tom Horne, Arizona's newly elected attorney general (and former superintendent) says Acosta's Latino Literature class is "propagandizing and brainwashing." So, Horne declared the program in violation of a new state law that went into effect on January 1 that outlaws ethnic studies classes in the state of Arizona.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/18/2011 - 12:30
Mexican womens rights activist Susana Chavez tirelessly fought to bring attention to the decade's long murder of women occurring in Ciudad Juarez.
By Grace Bastidas | 01/10/2011 - 08:00
When Mexican singer-songwriter Ximena Sariñana made her Spanish-language debut in 2008 with the album Mediocre, critics went mad over the 25-year-old, gushing about her gorgeous vocals and thoughtful lyrics in one jazzy song after another. To top it all off, she received both Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations—no small feat for a first album.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/08/2010 - 17:45
A 14-year-old boy was recently arrested and charged with murder while trying to cross the border from Mexico to San Diego. Authorities are claiming the young teen, named Edgar Jimenez, aka "El Ponchis," has been working as a hitman for the Pacifico Sur drug cartel based out of Cuernavaca, Mexico.
He reportedly worked alongside his 16-year-old sister, who dumped the headless bodies after her brother had finished his job. Jimenez, who was paid three thousand dollars per murder, told authorities that he had decapitated numerous rivals for the cartel.
By Lee Hernandez | 12/07/2010 - 14:15
Over the weekend, Ricky Martin performed his new hit single, Lo Mejor de mi Vida Eres Tu, at a charity event at Mexico's National Auditorium, to raise money for children with disabilities, but the singer had an unexpected run-in with someone from his past.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/18/2010 - 14:00
The women who gathered in front of the White House and went on a hunger strike to protest the lack of funding and resources provided to border towns in the U.S. have decided to bring their effort to an end after 10 days of deprivation.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/15/2010 - 09:49
Kahlua recently released their latest commercial in their Kahlua Delicioso campaign and it stars Ana de la Reguera hamming it up for the camera.
The commercial begins with de la Reguera saying, "In Mexico we speak Spanish mostly because it is the language that we speak, but also because it makes everything sound more...intriguing."
The Mexican actress brings the laughs, but we want to know what you think!
So watch the commercial below and tell us:
By Mariela Rosario | 11/10/2010 - 16:00
A group of ten Mexican American women have begun a hunger strike in front of the White House to protest the poverty and violence that has plagued the U.S./Mexico border for years.
Their goal is to increase federal funding for border towns. Cindy Arnolds, the organizer of the hunger strike, told Notimex, "We want to draw public and political attention to the need to invest in the development of communities along the border. There is too much poverty, unemployment and violence."
By Mariela Rosario | 10/27/2010 - 16:00
Madonna is building a new empire, and its home base is Mexico City. The international pop diva is opening a new chain of fitness gyms called Hard Candy and the flagship store will open on November 29 in the upscale Bosques de las Lomas neighborhood in D.F.