Words by Farzad Farrokhnia I felt almost as excited as I used to get in 5th grade when I’d rush home after school to catch old episodes of The Justice League on Cartoon Network. It was only 2pm and I was already well into my work day. I was excited because earlier that day, I [...]
Archive for October, 2011
In South Central El Paso, a gathering of people buzz with the sounds, sights and smells of authentic Mexican culture. As they prepare for the upcoming Dia De Los Muertos celebration on Oct. 30 to 31, the regular crowd at Mercado Mayapan enriched us in a lesson on history and overcoming life’s obstacles.
The Kern neighborhood businesses are teaming up for a cause. Throughout the month of October, area restaurants and shops will participate in charity auction, Kern for the Cure, to benefit the local Susan G. Komen affiliate.
“Dear Mr. Hernandez Pacheco, This letter refers to your request for asylum in the United States…” states a letter dated August 22, 2011. This letter holds the key to Alejandro Hernandez Pacheco’s future of escaping the murderous city of Juarez for the rest of his life. He sits silently in front of various reporters and their cameras- the same cameras that could have cost him his life many months ago.
The mission of La Red is to align Mexican-American leaders to achieve economic and political success while also promoting and preserving values and culture. Together, the group has helped the Mexican-American business community thrive and develop, despite setbacks caused by the violence in Mexico. We caught up the organizations President, Jose Luis Mauricio to tell us more about their efforts.
Superstition says you’re supposed to hold your breath as you pass a cemetery, but if you hold your breath long enough to pass Concordia Cemetery in its entirety, you may just land yourself within the gates. For years, Concordia Cemetery, located in central El Paso, has been one of the largest, most historic cemeteries in the Southwest.
The decline in the number of homicides this year has mixed reviews, but for many business owners, there is a renewed hope for Juárez. This positive expectation has not only sparking many owners of nightclubs and eateries to open their doors to the public this December but it also poses to return some of the city’s long lost livelihoods to committed residents.
Arturo Gardea’s images possess cartoon-like features, painted in mostly primary colors because they are “ordinary and playful.” At the same time, however, the artist’s use of simplistic lines and structure resonate with a complicated and, at times, aggressive message.These figures are known as Gardea’s Happy Creatures.