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July 10th, 2014
thesmithian
Nothing has taken place down there [at the border] that I’m not intimately aware of…this is not theater.

President Obama 

in Dallas yesterday, when asked about visiting the borderlands.

…during a hastily arranged news conference…where he began a two-day visit to the state for Democratic fundraising and an economic event.

he also said

he’s “not interested in photo ops” and challenged Congress to give him new authority to respond to the situation.

June 20th, 2014
thesmithian

vopvi:

También creo en el amor a primera risa.

Acción poética Oaxaca.

I also believe in love at the first smile.

Oaxaca poetic action.

[look of the hour]

May 18th, 2014
thesmithian

On the national continuum of cultural and economic integration, Laredo’s challenges are extreme — it is the most Mexican of American places, 96 percent Hispanic,

more.

May 17th, 2014
thesmithian

sisterwolf:

Couple being photographed, Villa de Guadalupe, Mexico City - Nacho Lopez, 1950

[look of the hour]

Reblogged from Babel
April 25th, 2014
thesmithian

"…when I first moved to Mississippi…Mexican cuts…were difficult to find…now carnicerias…are becoming more common…

more.

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.'

more.

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…

more.

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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