ONLY ONE DAY AFTER breaking the world record for largest public Thriller dance, Mexico breaks another world record. The Largest Mariachi Band world record—with a total of 549 musicians—goes to Guadalajara, Jalisco, México! Órale!
Browsing all posts from August, 2009.
GOOD MORNING AND GOOD MONDAY to ya, gente! Let’s begin this week with a sight that will make you smile…or perhaps make you scream. Almost fourteen thousand people in the streets of México but they aren’t marching for once. They are dancing! It’s a thing of beauty.
NEWS WITH NEZUA is a new feature, where I will wrap up the past week’s Latino-centric and Immigration-related news. I can’t promise it will be a consistent feature, though I will try my best. In this week’s news: Kennedy’s passing, White House stalling, 287(g) growing, MAPA marching, and Whirlpool Border-Hopping.
UN DIA ESPECIAL, a very special day! A day to commemorate la comunidad, people power, and El Chicano Movimiento—which surely has grown out of its 60s roots but lives on in this blog, in this bloguero, in my many compas, in all the hearts that beat and the brass that sounds and the streets that still fill with feet from Chi-town to Michoacán!
WELCOME ONCE AGAIN to your Friday Vinyl Reminda! Let’s kick off our Viernes with a short splash of sweet, sweet music as it can only be experienced on vinyl. First one to name this song in the comments wins a chocolate coffee bean that I will eat in your honor.
SENATOR TED KENNEDY’S DEATH yesterday was a blow to the immigrant community. For over 40 years, Kennedy was a fighter for immigrant rights and is remembered for many valuable contributions that moved the nation closer toward humane treatment of new Americans. His loss is made all the more stark by current White House capitulations toward enforcement and abdication of a similar fighting spirit.
TED KENNEDY has died, at 77. He was a staunch fighter for progressive issues, and you know this by how much and how easily he infuriated the GOP. For never having worked a real job a day in his life, he spent a lot of time fighting for the rights of those who do. He is remembered well.
SOME FEEL that the US legacy is stained now that revelations of torture have come to light. Sadly, I think the only people who possess an image of a previously-untarnished US legacy are those who do not possess the facts or a sense of history.