By Mariela Rosario | 05/08/2009 - 14:45
Two Latino teens, born in the United States and legal citizens were forcibly "deported" to Mexico against their will. Apparently, Mario, 17 and Ricardo, 16 (last names held because they were minors at the time of the proceedings) were both detained by agents while crossing the US/Mexico border who then proceeded to rip up the boys birth certificates.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/08/2009 - 09:45
20-year-old Grigory Korostyshevskiy of Staten Island, New York was recently rearrested on hate crime charges, on accusations that he beat a Mexican immigrant with a belt, just a few short weeks after it seemed as though charges would be dismissed.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/06/2009 - 15:00
After being quarantined against their will by the Chinese government, dozens of Mexican citizens (none of whom displayed signs of being infected with the swine flu virus) returned home today. First lady Margarita Zavala waited to greet the passengers as they arrived at the international airport in Mexico
By Mariela Rosario | 05/05/2009 - 11:50
Citizens of Mexico City are anxiously awaiting life to return to normal after health officials declared the worst to be over in the swine flu outbreak. President Felipe Calderon went on national television on Sunday evening to tell people that the national shutdown seemed to have been effective in curtailing the outbreak within the nation's borders. Although the shut down may have helped in terms of assuaging health concerns, it has dealt a blow to the local economy, especially in the capital city.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 04/29/2009 - 17:40
The frenzy over swine flu has spurred another potentially deadly outbreak: racist hate-mongering against Mexicans and Mexican-American immigrants. Conservative journalists and scared American citizens are looking for someone, anything to blame for this still small global outbr
By Mariela Rosario | 04/27/2009 - 13:45
An outbreak of swine flu, originating in central Mexico, has raised fears of a global epidemic. Keiji Fukuda, a World Health Organization official, says that the form of flu that originated in Mexico is a genetic mixture of viruses that have been seen in pigs, birds and people prior to this outbreak. It’s been dubbed "swine flu" because the overall genetic structure of the virus is of the type that has normally affected pigs.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/16/2009 - 17:30
President Obama was expected to focus heavily on helping Mexico curtail the drug-related violence that has been plaguing the country for the last few years during his visit to the beleaguered country today. It was obviously an appropriate topic to be discussing as on the eve of Obama's visit, soldiers were forced into a deadly gun battle with heavily armed drug gangsters in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, resulting in the deaths of dozens of people.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 04/16/2009 - 16:22
The New York Times posted a disturbing news video about the drug-related violence taking place in Juárez, Mexico. The area is described as “ground zero for drug trafficking into the US.” It’s the center of major drug wars, where daily executions are the frightening norm. Since 2008 more than 2000 people have been murdered, making Juárez one of the deadliest locations in the world.
By Ivana Cepeda | 04/14/2009 - 17:30
Burger King recently launched an ad campaign in Spain for their Texican Whopper which is causing quite a controversy. The Whopper is topped with taco-coated chili con carne, spicy jalapenos, onion, lettuce and Cajun mayonnaise and is described in the advertisement as “inspired by the land where a man ain’t afraid to sink his teeth into something spicy.”
By Mariela Rosario | 04/08/2009 - 17:30
As reported by the AP, Marcelino de Jesus Martinez, of Greenfield, California recently pleaded no contest to charges of child endangerment. Back in February, he pleaded not guilty to charges of procuring a child for lewd acts, and aiding and abetting statutory rape. If convicted on those charges, he could face up to 10 years in prison. Martinez sold his own 14-year-old daughter to the family of Margarito de Jesus Galindo for $16,000, beer and some meat.