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A Generational Cookie

A Generational Cookie

In our culture, our abuelas are the matriarchs of the family. They are nurturing, wise leaders and they hold the secrets for how to make just about anything in the kitchen. Just like an injury can go away with a... Read more

Charrería: A Treasured Mexican Tradition

Charrería: A Treasured Mexican Tradition

Charrería is an age old tradition replete with fierce challenges and exuberant feats of strength, skill and talent. Yet, it is laden with an elegance and discipline that celebrates a rich heritage and identity among its people. It is on... Read more

From the Hands of a Navajo

From the Hands of a Navajo

Most Native Americans believe that to make something out of nothing is a sacred thing. Therefore, the art of taking clay and water and shaping it into pottery is sacred.The use of pottery dates back many thousands of years and... Read more

Vivacious Old Mesilla

Vivacious Old Mesilla

Since as far back as the 1880s, Mesilla has been known as a lively social center in the Southwest. People would travel from cities to the north and south of the town, like Chihuahua and Tucson, to enjoy and take... Read more

Maravilloso Veracruz

Maravilloso Veracruz

Veracruz es historia, cultura, tradición, sazón y aventura en su máximo esplendor. Este bello estado localizado en el Golfo de México cuenta con un pasado muy rico heredado de las culturas prehispánicas que habitaron el territorio veracruzano. Su clima tropical, el... Read more

I Believe I Can Fly

I Believe I Can Fly

In the summer of 1978 José Tena came to visit his sister in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He never imagined that his four week stay would turn into a lifetime. It was during the 16 de Septiembre celebration in Mesilla... Read more

Guanajuato, el sabor de la historia

Guanajuato, el sabor de la historia

La cuna de México se encuentra 370 kilómetros al noroeste de la Ciudad de México: es Guanajuato, el estado donde la historia mexicana comenzó a escribirse el 16 de septiembre de 1810. Enclavadas en la abrupta toponomía del territorio guanajuatense... Read more

¿Me da mi calaverita?: el Halloween y el…

¿Me da mi calaverita?: el Halloween y el Día de Muertos

Cuando era pequeño, esperaba ansioso la noche de Halloween para salir a pedir dulces junto con muchos otros niños de mi barrio. Mi mejor disfraz fue a los nueve años: usé una camisa y un sombrero vaqueros viejos y andrajosos,... Read more

Can I Have my little Skull? Halloween an…

Can I Have my little Skull? Halloween and Day of the Dead

When I was a little boy, I would eagerly wait for Halloween night to go out and trick or treat with many of the kids in my neighborhood. My favorite costume was the one I created when I was nine... Read more

Me and Mr. Valdez, my Chicano Hero

Me and Mr. Valdez, my Chicano Hero

Since 2006, I have had the privilege of teaching Chicano/a Studies at New Mexico State University. In this course we examine the history, culture, and identity of Chicanos. In order to do so, we must understand on a basic level,... Read more

Querétaro. Herencia Prehispánica

Querétaro. Herencia Prehispánica

La ciudad de Querétaro es popularmente conocida como la puerta de entrada al Bajío, región geográfica y cultural del centro y occidente de México. Su nombre proviene del purépecha y significa “lugar de piedras grandes o peñascos”. Es capital del... Read more

The world is going to end (With or Witho…

The world is going to end (With or Without the Mayas Predictions)

As you read on, someone, somewhere in the world is making plans for the year 2012. They’ve decided to buy a brand new luxury car and travel through Southern Asia; things that will be paid for with credit that exceeds... Read more

El mundo se va a acabar (lo digan o no l…

El mundo se va a acabar (lo digan o no los mayas)

Mientras usted lee estas palabras, alguien en algún lugar está fraguando un plan para el año 2012: ha decidido adquirir un nuevo automóvil y programar un viaje por el sur de Asia; ambas cosas financiadas con un crédito muy por... Read more

Impala Nation

Impala Nation

From the barrios of Las Cruces to East LA and every barrio in between, Impalas have been dropped to a street-scraping low since the late 1950s. Yet, low rider enthusiasts have come a long way from the old tradition of... Read more

The Wail of the Ghost

The Wail of the Ghost

It was nearly twelve o’clock on a moonlit night when the curfew bell rang. The dew from the trees created a damp chill in the village inn. The wind carried the far-off moan of a woman, scary and sad and... Read more

Danza Azteca

Danza Azteca

They regally make their way through the crowd at the San Miguel fiesta. Everyone there is unsuspecting and caught off guard in the middle of their conversation. The crowd has no choice; they demand everyone’s attention by simply walking in.... Read more

Hablemos

Hablemos

Resulta apasionante entrar en el mundo de las lenguas, a la luz de la Real Academia de la Lengua se reconoce como un sistema de comunicación verbal y casi siempre escrito propio de una comunidad humana. Lo que menos importa... Read more


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