Protesters gathered Sunday morning at the San Ysidro entry point at the San Diego-Tijuana border. It’s the world’s busiest “Land Port of Entry,” (LPOE) with 75,000 vehicles passing through daily.
About 100 people today are staging a protest at the San Ysidro crossing of the U.S.-Mexico border to protest deportation policies, they say, are splitting families apart. And three young activists tell us how this matters to them.
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The Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) closed last night, and we have a long distance hang-over. But don’t worry, this blog post has the next best thing. KCRW brings you the best of LAMC in your headphones and prevacid on your pods today, tomorrow or whenever you need your fix.
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The Sonic Trace map, sonictrace.org is live! Over the past year, we’ve been documenting immigrant communities across Los Angeles. We have gathered 200 stories inside La Burbuja, our portable soundbooth, produced seven documentaries and made two short films — with a third in production.
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We want to know what it it feels like to turn a corner on Pico Union and find yourself in Tegulcigalpa — the sounds, the faces, the tastes of home. Or, how Los Angeles has changed daily life in cities like San Salvador or Santa Maria de Tavhua, Mexico – places where entire communities have been transformed by “el otro lado” (the other side).
January 15 is a huge day for the city of Esquipulas, Guatemala (222km from Guatemala City). It is the day of the Feast of the Black Christ or Cristo Negro. Esquipulas is a city on the border between Honduras and El Salvador, and receives one million pilgrims from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico every year. It turns out that there are thousands of Black Christ devotees from Guatemala in the heart of Los Angeles, and their abode of worship is Santa Cecilia Church.
If you grew up Latin American (or Spaniard) and Catholic, the Chrismas season isn’t over yet. This morning probably finds you celebrating with goodies left by the Reyes Magos, and having a wonderful sweet bread called Rosca de Reyes for breakfast with a huge cup of hot chocolate, atole or champurrado to wash it down. Jan. 6 is El Día de Los Reyes Magos or …
A Tamal Feast (photos by Javier Cabral)As part of their new Cultural Continuum series, Mercado La Paloma in South Los Angeles hosted a Tamal workshop last week through their popular Yucatán Restaurant “Chichen Itza,” and we were invited.
Chef Gilberto Cetina showing everybody what’s up with tamales YucatecosThe Mercado, located across the street from the DMV offices and a stones throw away from USC, is a …
December 12 is the day of the Virgen de Guadalupe. Across Mexico — and the world — devotees flock to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the heart Mexico City to celebrate and pay tribute to the patron saint that Catholics call the Queen of Mexico and the Empress of the Americas.
Los Angeles is the second city with the largest of population of …