Archives for December 2013

Who’s Reading What in Mexico?

  o    o    o   Media writers know they can count on Top Ten lists to attract readers, so it wasn’t surprising to see one show up on CNNMéxico the day after Christmas, one of the slowest news days of the year. The editorial team came up with plenty of variety in, “2013, A […] Read the full article…

¡Jo, jo, jo!

  Whether you say, “Ho, ho, ho!” or “¡Jo, jo, jo!”  with less than forty-eight hours until Christmas, are some of us getting just a wee bit tired of hearing and saying “Happy Holidays”? In Mexico, “Feliz Navidad” still reigns supreme. The faithful, and many of the not so faithful, go ‘round knocking on doors […] Read the full article…

Alfredo Corchado’s Midnight in Mexico

   When Alfredo Corchado was six years old, his family moved from Mexico to California where they worked the fields and lived in a trailer. By the time Alfredo dropped out of high school, his parents convinced him and their eight children to leave California and move to El Paso, Texas where they later opened […] Read the full article…

¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!

    This week, the search for Mexican Success Stories has taken me to the rectory of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Santa Cruz, California. “How do you view the Virgin of Guadalupe?” I ask Javier Zavala and Francisco García, Mexican immigrants who became parishioners and then friends at Holy Cross. “She’s the Queen, the […] Read the full article…

Elena Moreno: Music is My Life

Music hooked Elena Moreno early on. As a teenager, she listened to the everything her peers did, plus the older Mexican boleros, Broadway musicals, classical opera and more. By the time she finished high school, she could play and sing pieces in all those genres. She was passionate about music, but she was also a […] Read the full article…