• California Live Nov 18, 2020

    Host Ross Thomas Eats Oaxacan Grasshoppers

    “Chapulines” or spanish for “grasshoppers” is not considered a unique dish on the Mezcal restaurant’s menu but rather a normal part of their dish mix (check out all the unexpected ways you can eat these crunchy little bugs). Mezcal, based in San Jose, is run by two brothers and features traditional Oaxacan dishes and ingredients passed down from their mother...

  • Mexico Jun 16, 2019

    Mexico Vows to Help Central American Migrants Amid Crackdown

    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Saturday his country must help Central Americans fleeing poverty and violence, even as it increases security and revisions to deter migrants from passing through Mexico on route to the U.S. Mexico plans to deploy 6,000 National Guard troops by Tuesday to its southern border with Guatemala to slow the arrival of migrants and...

  • New York Jun 13, 2019

    Mexico Accuses Carolina Herrera of Cultural Appropriation

    The Mexican government has accused the New York-based fashion house Carolina Herrera of cultural appropriation in its Resort 2020 collection. Mexican Minister of Culture Alejandra Frausto sent a letter Monday to the Venezuelan designer and to Wes Gordon, creative director of Carolina Herrera New York, asking for a public explanation to justify the use of “cultural elements” that belong to...

  • Mexico Apr 22, 2019

    Quake Sways Buildings in Mexico City; Some Evacuations

    A magnitude 5.4 earthquake in southern Mexico caused tall buildings to sway in the Mexican capital Monday, prompting hundreds of office workers to briefly evacuate along a central avenue.

  • Mexico Jan 24, 2019

    From Schoolteacher to Oscar Nominee: Inside ‘Roma' Star Yalitza Aparicio's Road to Fame

    Yalitza Aparicio didn’t plan on auditioning for “Roma.” In fact, she didn’t even have plans to be an actor at all. When casting on Alfonso Cuarón’s highly personal film, based in part on his own childhood, came to her hometown of Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca in Mexico, she’d never even heard of the famed director. Instead, she was studying to be a...

  • Donald Trump Nov 3, 2018

    ‘We Are Not Killers': Migrant Caravan Responds to Trump

    As President Donald Trump ramped up his anti-migrant rhetoric ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections, exhausted Central Americans walking across Mexico in hopes of reaching the United States said they were mostly perplexed and turned off by his threats, which they perceive as exaggerated. The U.S. president has spent the final days of the campaign hammering the issue as he tries...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2018

    In Migrant Caravan, Kids and Parents Struggle With Long Trek

    Toddlers slump in strollers bouncing across the rough asphalt, and infants only a few weeks old jiggle in their fathers’ arms. Others, limp from exhaustion and nearly too big to be carried, are slung across their mothers’ chests like sacks of grain, sweaty hair plastered to their heads. There are hundreds of children traveling in the caravan of Central American...

  • San Diego Nov 1, 2018

    'God, Let's Get There': Migrants Weary But Hopeful on Journey to the U.S.-Mexico Border

    The tranquil town of San Pedro Tapanatepec in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico was interrupted Monday night by the bustle of thousands of migrants, mostly Honduran, who stopped to rest for a few hours in between long days on their journey to the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Los Angeles Jun 27, 2018

    Family Separations Bring Call for Rare Language Interpreters

    As word spread that the Trump administration was separating migrant families, urgent calls went out across the internet: Interpreters were needed at the U.S.-Mexico border to help immigrants understand their legal cases. But this call was not for Spanish speakers. These interpreters needed to speak the lesser-known indigenous languages of Guatemala and Mexico, including Mayan languages and Zapotec.

  • Los Angeles Jun 26, 2018

    Trump Doubles Down on Call to Strip Migrants of Due Process

    President Donald Trump is doubling down on his call to strip migrants of their right to see a judge. During a rally in Columbia, South Carolina, the president said migrants should not receive due process and should be immediately deported for illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Donald Trump Jun 10, 2018

    Bourdain's Death Means Loss of a Voice for Immigrant Workers

    Anthony Bourdain’s culinary passions went far beyond the cuisine he put on a plate. He also was committed to the immigrant workers who toil in his and other kitchens throughout the restaurant industry. Bourdain, who died Friday in France in an apparent suicide at age 61, was an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and a fierce defender...

  • Los Angeles Mar 17, 2018

    CA Senate Appoints Undocumented Attorney to Statewide Post

    An attorney and immigrant rights activist living in the U.S. illegally has been named to a statewide appointment in the nation’s most populous state, California’s Senate leader announced Wednesday.

  • Donald Trump Mar 20, 2018

    White House Shelves Tentative Plan for Mexican Leader Visit

    A tentative plan for President Donald Trump to host his Mexican counterpart in Washington has been put on hold, the White House confirmed Saturday. Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto have agreed that now is not the right time for Pena Nieto to make his first visit since Trump took office more than a year ago, according to a...

  • Mexico Mar 19, 2018

    5.9 Quake Hits Southern Mexico, Days After More Powerful One

    A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on Monday, days after a more powerful temblor hit the same area. State and national emergency officials said they had no immediate reports of damage from the latest shake, but schools were cancelled across the state on Monday.

  • Mexico Sep 21, 2017

    ‘We Feel Powerless': Desperate Search Continues at Collapsed Mexico City Office Building

    Anguished family members of people reported missing after an office building pancaked to the ground in Tuesday’s Mexico City earthquake continued to wait just blocks from the rubble for word of their loved ones. Maria Mendoza was at the site of the collapse, one of several around the megalopolis during Tuesday’s magnitude-7.1 earthquake. Her 27-year-old cousin is one of at...

  • Mexico Sep 15, 2017

    Weakening Tropical Storm Max Dumps Rain on Southern Mexico

    A weakening Tropical Storm Max dumped rain over southern Mexico after slamming into a sparsely populated stretch of Pacific coast as a Category 1 hurricane. Near the resort city of Acapulco in Guerrero state, the government worked frantically to widen a channel to the sea to prevent a coastal lagoon from flooding. And Gov. Hector Astudillo warned that the rains...

  • Mexico Feb 24, 2017

    Suspect Identified in the 1997 Rape, Murder of Photography Student

    Costa Mesa police Thursday identified a suspect in the 1997 rape and murder of a 26-year-old photography student whose strangled body was found by her boyfriend on the bed of her apartment.

  • Los Angeles Sep 26, 2015

    Sofie Cruz, Girl Who Delivered Shirt to Pope, Arrives in LA

    Sofie Cruz, the 5-year-old Los Angeles girl who delivered a T-shirt with a message to Pope Francis this week in Washington, D.C. arrived at LAX Airport on Friday. She had traveled with her father and a group...
    advocating protection against deportationof families such as Sofie’s in which the US born child is a US citizen, but her parents are...

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