Hundreds of years ago the Indigenous group, the Nahuas, believed that a hairless dog, the Xoloitzcuintle, was a sacred creature who could guide its deceased master through the underworld. “Xolos,” as they’re known, were the focus of a recent museum exhibition in Mexico City honoring the breed.
Avocados sell for as much as $2.50 apiece in the United States, so a single crate holding 40 is worth $100, while an average truckload is worth as much as $80,000 to $100,000. Mexico supplies about 92 percent of U.S. avocado imports, sending north over $3 billion worth of the fruit every year.
The Maya Train is intended to drive economic development to some of the country’s poorest areas, in part by bringing up to three million tourists each year. But one section crosses the Calakmul jungle, part of the Mayan jungle, the largest tropical forest in the Americas after the Amazon.
Latino Rebels speaks with actor and producer Eugenio Derbez, who opened this year’s Sundance Film Festival with ‘Radical,’ which stars Derbez as a middle school teacher in Matamoros who rejects the discipline-based instruction favored by his colleagues.
Health authorities in Mexico issued an alert Wednesday over an internet “challenge” in which groups of students at three schools in Mexico have taken tranquilizers vying to see who can stay awake longer.
In this episode, recorded just days before her Carnegie Hall performance, Latino USA host Maria Hinojosa sits down with Mexican singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade to talk about her inspirations and evolution as an artist, and reflect on the value of tending to one’s inner garden.
U.S. authorities handed over a key suspect in the 2014 disappearance of 43 college students to Mexico, after the man was caught trying to cross the border on December 20 without proper documents.
Jean Guerrero’s 2018 book ‘Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir’ follows her quest to better understand the life of her father, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia when she was 11. The book will be re-released in paperback on February 7.
Mexico’s president said Wednesday his government will consider a plea by imprisoned drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to be returned to Mexico, presumably to serve out his sentence.
A wrap-up of the most important and interesting Latino news items from the past week
A roundup of the week’s top Latino news from around the world, written by Latino Rebels senior editor Hector Luis Alamo.
The mayor of Mexico City announced Thursday that 6,060 National Guard officers will be posted in the city’s subway system after a series of accidents that officials suggested could be due to sabotage.
President Biden’s new border policy is being met with mixed reviews as heavy criticism is lobbed at the administration for continuing Trump-era guidelines.
President Joe Biden walked a muddy stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border and inspected a busy port of entry Sunday on his first trip to the region after two years in office, a visit shadowed by the fraught politics of immigration as Republicans blame him for record numbers of migrants crossing into the country.
For decades, the DEA has supported special units abroad, whose agents are local police officers vetted and trained by the U.S. Now, former agents and members of those units —some of them currently facing criminal accusations— reveal that the drug cartels bribed them while they had access to sensitive information from the U.S. government.
A rundown of the Latino-centric news from the first week of the new year.
Nachos: They’re one of the most popular snack foods in the United States. But their immense popularity over the years has overshadowed the true history of the dish. On this episode of Latino USA, we tell the story of the man who unintentionally created a phenomenon.
President Joe Biden said Thursday the U.S. would immediately begin turning away Cubans, Haitians, and Nicaraguans who cross the border from Mexico illegally. Instead, the U.S. will accept 30,000 people per month from those countries and Venezuela for two years as long as they come legally, have eligible sponsors, and pass background checks.
President Joe Biden intends to visit the U.S.-Mexico border —his first trip there since taking office— in connection with his meeting next week in Mexico City with the leaders of Mexico and Canada.
As a colony of the United States, Puerto Rico has inherited a lot of cultural artifacts from the American nation, such as fast food, car-centric city design, and Santa Claus. But the latest import is far darker than the others: the threat of school shootings.
Mexico’s Supreme Court elected the first female chief justice in its history Monday. Justice Norma Lucía Piña was sworn in for her four-year term at the head of the 11-member court, pledging to maintain the independence of the country’s highest court.