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April 1st, 2014
thesmithian

'…the story of how people as diverse as Cuban-born businessmen in Miami, undocumented Mexican farm workers in California, and third-generation part-Puerto Ricans in New York who [don't speak] Spanish were brought together into one social category: Hispanic-Americans.'

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February 26th, 2014
thesmithian

MEXTRÓPOLI will…forge links between citizens and architects, designers, urban planners, sociologists, anthropologists, artists and politicians, and will examine the question of what a desirable metropolis could be. MEXTRÓPOLI also aspires to position Mexico City as an epicenter of architecture and a leader in creative transformation…

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January 30th, 2014
thesmithian

elsantos:

México City | Photo @elchadsantos | #instagram

[look of the hour]

Reblogged from All things Mexico.
January 25th, 2014
thesmithian
loquefuimos:

Nacho López. De la serie sobre María Sabina, ‘La sabia de los hongos’, Huautla de Jiménez, Oaxaca, ca. 1980.

[look of the hour]

loquefuimos:

Nacho López. De la serie sobre María Sabina, ‘La sabia de los hongos’, Huautla de Jiménez, Oaxaca, ca. 1980.

[look of the hour]

Reblogged from La Pinche Canela
January 21st, 2014
thesmithian

…day laborers are…taken for granted, as they wave at cars passing the sidewalk where they look for work near Home Depot or the local lumberyard. What road brought them to their street corners, far from their families in Mexico and Central America? What do they do if they don’t get hired—where do they live and how do they eat?

January 16th, 2014
thesmithian

'…Garcia had to pass up the opportunity because she was brought here by her parents from Chihuahua, Mexico, on a tourist visa and never went home. As an undocumented immigrant, she never got a Social Security number. So when a recruiter approached her a second time in her junior year, she had to turn down the internship once more.'

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January 4th, 2014
thesmithian

'Jamaicans were among the top 10 groups of nationals deported in 2013…the top 10 groups deported hailed from Latin America and the Caribbean…1119 Jamaicans were deported in the 2013 fiscal year, while 2462 nationals from the Dominican Republic were also deported. Those numbers are vastly smaller, however than the number of Mexicans deported…Mexico continues to be the leading country of origin for those who are removed from the United States, followed by Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.'

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January 3rd, 2014
thesmithian

What does…“carny” bring to mind? Tatts and Marlboro reds? That culture is fading…The new face of the American carnival worker is Mexican—more specifically, Tlapacoyan.

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What does…“carny” bring to mind? Tatts and Marlboro reds? That culture is fading…The new face of the American carnival worker is Mexican—more specifically, Tlapacoyan.

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December 29th, 2013
thesmithian

You may not have thought of Linda Ronstadt as a Mexican-American singer, but if you’ve heard her, you’ve heard her deep Sonoran roots. Hearing the ranchera singer Lola Beltrán for the first time can bring the shock of recognition to a Linda fan; there’s influence and long tradition behind that lustrous voice. Those old Mexican songs in Linda’s hit 1987 record “Canciones de Mi Padre” were ones she learned before she was 10.

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December 29th, 2013
thesmithian

The marginalization of foreign-language cinema in the best picture category is one of Oscar’s unspoken shortcomings: It’s like the so-called World Series in baseball. The truth is, with very few exceptions, only American teams play the Oscar game.

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