A Bus Robbery in Mexico

April 22, 2017

It was around one AM last Friday. My mom was on a charter bus, traveling with a group of fellow Mexican merchants who buy merchandise in Guadalajara for their small businesses in Mazatlan. Then, a […]

Huge Man

The Huge Man in the Plane: I am trapped

April 21, 2017

I was sitting in the window seat of a plane, when I saw a huge man coming. I corrected myself: he’s not huge, he’s fat. I am trying to be politically correct, as the American […]

Human Rights

Zoot Suit Riot

April 20, 2017

The Zoot Suit should probably fall under the category of “I was supposed to be Mexican” rather than “I am supposed to be Mexican” but it carries a certain relevance because it is a huge […]


Women in the Golden Age of Mexican Calendar Art

April 10, 2017

Mexican calendar art was a unique, ephemeral art form, often dismissed by the cultural elite as mere advertising. But to the Mexican public, the images of the calendar girls were embraced as the nostalgic emblems […]


Beware of Notarios and Immigration Consultants

April 10, 2017

The first preoccupation of the undocumented is fear from being apprehended by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). A close second is being able to find a job to support oneself and family members. There […]


Stem Cell Treatment Leaves Three Women Blind

April 9, 2017

An experimental treatment — which blinded three women after stem cells from abdominal fat were injected into their eyes — was advertised on a government-run clinical trial website but lacked proper safeguards, researchers reported Wednesday. The […]