allaboutgeorge + mexico   30

Inside the Murder of Javier Valdez, the Ríodoce Journalist Killed by the Sinaloa Cartel and El Chapo
“When you don’t live the tragedy of losing a journalist, you think this is an evil that will just happen to someone else, to someone else’s family but not to yours,” she said. “In the end, we are a big family of victims in this country.”
journalism  mexico  newspapers  crime  drugs 
4 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
A growing number of California detainees are Indians crossing through Mexico to seek asylum
By early August, about 380 of the 680 migrants at the Victorville facility were Indian nationals, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, sent there as civil rather than criminal detainees pending the outcome of their immigration cases.

In addition, about 40% of the detainees at Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Imperial Valley facility are from India, a spokeswoman said. Nearly 20% of detainees at ICE’s Adelanto processing center are Indian.
immigration  india  ice  mexico  migration  prison 
9 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge
Public transport is in decline in many wealthy cities - Missing the bus
In southern California, public transport is heavily used by poor immigrants, particularly immigrants from Mexico and Central America. But research by Michael Manville and others at the University of California, Los Angeles, finds that this group are rushing onto the roads behind their own steering-wheels. Between 2000 and 2015 the proportion of Mexican immigrant households without a car fell from 16% to 5%.
transit  transportation  mobility  california  mexico  cars  immigration 
june 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Exploring the History of Afro-Mexicans - The New York Times
“Afro-Mexicans have been in limbo,” she said. “They are Mexican and have the same rights as anyone. But they are in a situation similar to indigenous people, having to deal with poverty, lack of education, and limited resources and development. But they have not had the help that the government gives to indigenous people.”
mexico  indigenous  african  photography  history 
january 2018 by allaboutgeorge
BBC - Travel - The confusing way Mexicans tell time
While in most Spanish-speaking countries the addition of the diminutive ‘ita’ to an adverb like ahora (meaning ‘now’) would strengthen it to indicate immediacy (i.e. ‘right now’), this is not the case in Mexico. Dr Company explained that Mexicans instead use the diminutive form to break down the space between the speaker and the listener and lessen formality. In this case of ‘ahorita’, the addition of the diminutive reduces urgency rather than increasing it – a difference that can be extremely confusing for foreigners.
mexico  time  language  attention  presence  spanish 
january 2018 by allaboutgeorge
How Can Jeans Cost $300? - WSJ.com
Jeans makers say that manufacturing in the U.S., in addition to appealing to consumers, allows them to move quickly. When Jeff Rudes, founder and chief executive of J Brand, saw designer Jil Sander's electric colors in New York's Jeffrey boutique earlier this year, he asked his designers to come up with a hot pink and an emerald green color for jeans. Five days later, the first, small run of jeans were shipping into Barneys New York. Mr. Rudes says it typically takes his company six to eight weeks to make a pair of jeans in the U.S., compared with three to six months in China.
business  marketing  fashion  mexico  china  usa 
july 2011 by allaboutgeorge
iPod Touch as the new laptop | PaleoMedia.org
I decided not to lug my laptop to Mexico for this reporting trip. Instead I'm working with my iPod Touch (4th Generation) and an external bluetooth keyboard.

It's worked really well so far. I upgraded my iPod before I left so that I could make use of the on-board microphone and the bluetooth support that the newest iPods have. I picked up a Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000 the night before I left because I like the key action better than the Apple keyboards, which must have been made for graphic designers who can´t speal anyway. And I use a cheap plastic stand for the iPod while I'm typing.
ipod  apple  mobile  technology  blogging  mexico  travel 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
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"We had people saying it was not true. ... Even in college it was something they were not taught.”
mexico  from twitter
august 2010 by allaboutgeorge
SA Current - Blogs - Straight from the Arizona Gulag: Linda Ronstadt in SA
If this Q & A were a song, it would be called “We Need A Lot More Rancheras (And A Lot Less Rock And Roll).”

And, of course, it would take up a whole album side.
music  interviews  immigration  texas  arizona  mexico  usa  latino  politics  culture  identity 
november 2009 by allaboutgeorge
In Los Angeles, Mexican Songs Without Borders - NYTimes.com
Narcocorridos make you feel good, Pablo had told me, at a Oaxacan restaurant in downtown Los Angeles over mole and horchata, a sugary rice drink. Pablo has a sweet tooth. He also has a taste for bitter, bloody narco songs.

It has nothing to do with dealing or using drugs yourself, he said. It’s the stories — of power and vengeance, of lust and betrayal — all to that happy beer-hall beat. If you’ve had a bad day at work, you’re sad, or lonely, a jolt of corrido picks you up.

When he hears them, Pablo said, “Oh man, I feel like I don’t give a damn,” using another word for damn. “I feel free.” He laughed.

Pablo’s not a drug dealer or user. He’s not even Mexican. He’s from El Salvador. He was right, I thought — people everywhere have been writing, singing and drawing consolation from desolate songs forever.
songwriting  mexico  losangeles  california  creativity  music  food  beer 
august 2009 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: The Capa Cache
"Capa established a mode and the method of depicting war in these photographs, of the photographer not being an observer but being in the battle, and that became the standard that audiences and editors from then on demanded."
photography  beauty  war  documentary  aesthetics  creativity  journalism  art  spain  mexico  improvisation 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Tighter Border Delays Re-entry by U.S. Citizens - New York Times
“These two communities are very interlinked, not only by trade and commerce, but by family, religion, education. When a person leaves El Paso to go to Juárez, it’s like going across the street. They don’t consider it leaving the country."
immigration  usa  mexico  travel  family  religion  education  texas 
october 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Latest Exploration Takes Café Tacuba to an Old School
"To me rock is not Anglo or English or North American. Rock is the music of this time, of our time. It is the speed, it is the energy of the moment."
rock  music  latinamerica  latinos  mexico  aesthetics  identity 
october 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Tony Gleaton aims lens at black Mexicans - Los Angeles Times
"A lot of what we believe now is based on the myth of the past. And there are a lot of interesting things that most people don't know."
race  mexico  photography  art  travel  interviews  ethnicity  beauty  aesthetics  latino  black  immigration 
october 2007 by allaboutgeorge
A foot in the grave, and loving it - Los Angeles Times
"Many foreigners ask: How can there be skeleton boxers or skeletons drinking? Isn't it a lack of respect? For a Mexican, it's not. It's part of our reality. We share this, all us human beings."
mexico  death  latino  latinamerica  ritual  history  museums  art  aesthetics  identity 
september 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Spanish Lesson - washingtonpost.com
"The fact is, the politics of language is one thing, and the language of politics is another. Language is both a tool and a value."
language  politics  elections  2008  latino  mexico  canada  usa 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Mexico City's Indie Rock, Now Playing to the World
“There’s always what we call the Mexico City lag. In the U.S. there was the college rock boom — Pavement, Sebadoh, even Nirvana — and now in Mexico City we have our own version of that. This is our own ’90s indie boom, just a decade or so late.
rock  mexico  pop  identity  language  english  spanish  yasns  myspace  mp3  1990s 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
News - Immigration debate, with an Irish spin - sacbee.com
"They'd never imagine that the San Francisco nanny feels a special bond with millions of others, most from Latin America or Asia, who are illegal immigrants -- just as she is."
immigration  ireland  sacramento  bayarea  mexico 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
LA Weekly: Shades of Brown
"Everyone here interfaces daily with Latinos, speaks some form of Spanish, and knows Mexican culture and cuisine. In effect, everyone in L.A. is Latino. Does your morning paper feel like it’s at all cognizant of this?"
race  ethnicity  black  white  latino  losangeles  california  newspapers  journalism  media  spanish  identity  immigration  mexico 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: The New Sound of Mexico, Sung in a Nashville Accent
“Everyone wants to be weird and really alternative and all that. I just decided to make something more normal, more traditional, more honest. It was time for me to come up with something that I knew was truly my own.”
music  songwriting  latino  mexico  latinos  country  pop  beatles  beachboys  rock 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Marcella Sanchez's "Poverty Is Relative"
"The poor that strive, spend and invest do not easily fit the argument so often used over the past months: that immigrants represent a drag to the U.S. economy."
immigration  usa  mexico  money  work  jobs  families  economics 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
LAT: A Surge South of Mexico
"The increase is similar to what we have been seeing for the last three years. Why? There is corruption and poverty where they come from, and 70% to 80% of them have relatives in the States, so they can feel sure they will find work there."
immigration  california  usa  mexico  guatemala  honduras  elsalvador  nicaragua 
may 2005 by allaboutgeorge
SFGate: Pro sports' game plan to win over ethnic fans
"The Raiders Nation is global. It's great we can deliver team news in different languages. Chinese fans are more comfortable reading that news in their mother language."
football  sports  language  china  mexico  nfl 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: 7,000 Years of Religious Ritual is Traced in Mexico
"Ritual becomes part of the justification for being politically elite."
archaeology  mexico  northamerica  religion 
december 2004 by allaboutgeorge
NYRoB: 'The Morning Quickie'
"My intention has been to talk the way people do. People come out on television looking pretty and acting refined, but that's not the way we are. How could we act blond if we're not blond, pretty if we're not pretty, solemn if that's not us?"
elections  interviews  mexico  politics 
august 2004 by allaboutgeorge

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