America's liberal class and MSMers are abuzz right now over Narco Cultura, a documentary about Mexico's horrific drug war and the musical movement that has risen around it. These libs (and more than a few conservatives) are telling each other and the two Mexicans they know about how Mexican music no ... More >>
The Cronicas exhibit, highlighted by Fernando Brito's photos, offers strong indictments of drug-related violence.
And why do Mexicans try to get their sons to marry Mexican villagers?
Fans reacted with a mixture of sadness and disbelief to the news that Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera, "la Diva de la Banda," was apparently killed in a plane crash in Northern Mexico early Sunday. Rivera's brother Gustavo told CNN that his sister was traveling with at least five other people. ... More >>
A Pearland biergarten serves up tasty Austrian-German food and lots of fun.
The religious iconography of the drug trade.
Santa Muerte, the newly-popular Grim Reaper-like Mexican folk saint, and subject of this week's cover story, is not the only object of supernatural devotion in the drug trade. Far from it. In fact, she's something of a Johnny-come-lately in Mexican folk religion. For as long as there have been smug ... More >>
Mexicans pay in blood for America's War on Drugs.
Go Tejano Day feat. Duelo, La Original Banda El Limon, Mariachi Invitational Finalists RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 11, 2012 The rain didn't dampen the mariachi spirit last night. Check out our slideshow from Go Tejano Day. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Tejano is dead. But tha ... More >>
And why would a image of the Virgin of Guadalupe cause so much controversy?
Juarez kids surrounded by violence, dead bodies.
Ceviche and 'ritas are the perfect summer combo.
On the front line of the U.S. war on drugs, a Mexican city bleeds to death.
On the southwest side of Baytown, sandwiched between the giant ExxonMobil Baytown Refinery and the City Hall, is a neighborhood I call "old Baytown." It's an area of older shops and houses, with what appears to be a largely Hispanic population. Market Street runs through the middle of it. I c ... More >>
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Corridos get updated with drugs and guns