Trump’s Tiny Heart and DACA’s Repeal

Trump’s Tiny Heart and DACA’s Repeal

“We are going to deal with DACA with heart…because, you know, I love these kids.” With these words, President Donald Trump answered  a question on Barack Obama’s executive order to protect “dreamers,” young people brought to the US by unauthorized immigrants.  DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) has sheltered these young people from deportation and

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Here’s a better vision for the US-Mexico border: Make the Rio Grande grand again

Here’s a better vision for the US-Mexico border: Make the Rio Grande grand again

The United States and Mexico have shared their current international border for nearly 170 years. Today they cooperate at multiple levels on issues that affect the border region, although you would not know it from the divisive rhetoric that we hear in both countries. President Trump’s focus on building a border wall threatens to undermine

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Yesterday’s Immigrants: Better Than Today’s?   

Yesterday’s Immigrants: Better Than Today’s?  

“They were real immigrants”. That’s how two Italian miners were described in my friend’s Facebook post in a photo taken sometime in the 1950’s. No comment on today’s immigrants but the contrast suggested a less-than-positive view of recent newcomers. Old immigrants are seen with nostalgic eyes: they respected American laws, assimilated, learned English, and did

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No more rhetoric from the Government – Lara Klahr

No more rhetoric from the Government – Lara Klahr

Marco Lara Klahr, is a Mexican journalist of Polish-Jewish origin with more than 36 years of experience dedicated to reporting crime news in Mexico from a human rights perspective and adviser of the Pro Justice program among others. On February 19, Governor Quirino Ordaz, was informed that all the copies of Riodoce Newspaper for that week were

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Portraits of a Search

Portraits of a Search

It’s a cold, crisp March evening in London, and myself and a score of other journalists and diplomats are seated in the Frontline Club for a showing of Alicia Calderón’s documentary ‘Retratos de una Búsqueda’ or ‘Portraits of a Search’. The room is so quiet you can hear a pin drop. Guadalupe Aguilar, is discussing

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Trump’s Alternative Reality on Immigration: a Step Back for the Country

Trump’s Alternative Reality on Immigration: a Step Back for the Country

by Domenico Maceri, PhD “From now on I’ll carry my citizenship papers in my glove compartment,” my South American friend told me in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election as president. I thought my friend was exaggerating but the recent anti-immigrant climate exacerbated by Trump’s Muslim ban led me to conclude she was probably right.

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Your Opinion of What it’s Like to Live in Mexico

The Mazatlan Messenger is proud to be a co-sponsor of a research study of expats living in Mexico being conducted by Best Places in the World to Retire starting today.  To participate, you must be living in Mexico full time or part time. If you participate you will be entered into a drawing for some

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Mazatlan & The Quality of Life index…

Mazatlan & The Quality of Life index…

GCE is an independent strategic communication Agency that conducts an annual survey titled “The Best Cities to Live in Mexico”.  For the 2016 edition, 30,400 phone surveys were conducted in 76 towns and evaluations were divided into three Sections: Quality of Life, Quality of city services, and Government performance based on public perception. Quality Life Index compares well-being across

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Our Beloved Malecón de Mazatlán

  ©Dianne Hofner Saphiere, VidaMaz.com We all love the malecón, Mazatlán’s oceanside promenade. While our fair city loves Guinness Book records and brags about the “best” or “second best” of so many things, I rarely see anyone claiming that our gorgeous malecón is the world’s largest. Do you know of any other that’s longer? No, it’s

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Cucapá beers & Trump’s t-shirts

Cucapá beers & Trump’s t-shirts

It’s amazing that we can have a party paid for by Donald Trump!” said Leticia Villanueva as she enjoyed a free beer in a Mexico City party, which was unwittingly paid for by Donald Trump supporters who had bought a trick t-shirt. An artisanal brewery in Baja California designed t-shirts bearing a Trump’s picture and the

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Love Dancing? What about Liquid Lead…

Love Dancing? What about Liquid Lead…

Tango, waltz, foxtrot … these classic ballroom dances quietly perpetuate an outdated idea: that the man always leads and the woman always follows. That’s an idea worth changing, say Trevor Copp and Jeff Fox, as they demonstrate their “Liquid Lead” dance technique along with fellow dancer Alida Esmail. Watch as Copp and Fox captivate and

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Former Ambassador to Mexico discusses Importance Of US-Mexico Relationship. (video)

Former Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne discusses the latest statements from Donald Trump stating that Mexico will pay for a wall.

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Mexican Foreign Minister: Mexico Paying for Trump Wall ‘Absurd’ (video)

Mexican Foreign Minister: Mexico Paying for Trump Wall ‘Absurd’ (video)

Mexico’s top diplomat in the U.S., Claudia Ruiz Massieu, discusses Donald Trump and the U.S.-Mexico relationship.

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Inside the Mexican Teachers’ Struggle (video)

Inside the Mexican Teachers’ Struggle (video)

What’s at stake? Only Mexico’s education system and the jobs of thousands of teachers.

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US, Mexico & walls (video)

US, Mexico & walls (video)

John Ackerman, professor, columnist and the Mexican Law Review’s editor-in-chief, discusses the economic relationship between Mexico and the United States.

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