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Land, Migrants and Poets: The Day of the Dead 2013

Land, Migrants and Poets: The Day of the Dead 2013

By Kent Paterson Frontera NorteSur New Mexico and the borderland will come alive this weekend with activities related to the annual Day of the Dead celebration, which falls on Saturday, November 2, this year. As befits a cultural boom that is drawing in thousands and thousands of people, this year promises bigger and broader events

Activists Protest Arizona's Controversial Immigration Law In Phoenix

Arizona business groups in Washington lobby for immigration reform

By Pei Li Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON – Arizona business leaders were in Washington to lobby the state’s congressional delegation on immigration reform Tuesday, just the latest in a string of groups trying to pressure Congress on the issue. About 20 Arizona business, religious and law enforcement officials joined more than 600 people from more

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‘Smuggled’ – film depicts the torture and terror suffered by immigrants crossing illegally into the U.S.

By Natassia Bonyanpour Borderzine EL PASO – With a rosary dangling from her wrist and bible in hand, a mother and her 10-year-old son sit in a concealed compartment under a bus making its route from Mexico to the United States in hopes of being reunited with the child’s father. For days, they endure the

Boehner Protest

Arizona advocates try to take immigration appeal directly to Boehner

By Pei Li Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON – They rode for 43 hours in a bus from Phoenix, hoping to appeal to House Speaker John Boehner on immigration reform, but when they arrived at his office in Washington they were turned away. So the group of 44 Arizonans gathered in the hallway outside Boehner’s district

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You will not see a lot of Republican candidates in South Texas this primary season

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian McALLEN — South Texas voters will not see much of Republican statewide candidates during the primary election season because there are not that many votes up for grabs. This is the view of Republican lieutenant governor candidate Jerry Patterson, who paid a visit to McAllen last Monday. As a

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Teenage asylee from Juarez speaks out about the murders of her family members

By Valori Corral-Nava Borderzine “They never did any harm to anyone and still they continued to kill them… For those of us left we continue to struggle and ask for justice.” EL PASO – Bianey Reyes, 18, nervously pats down the wrinkles in her light-blue t-shirt. She searches for the courage to look up from

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