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From La Burbuja: ‘You smell like wet earth’

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Guadalajara is the second-most populated city in Mexico. And a large portion of Los Angeles’ immigration population comes from that region. Aura Arroyo Casanova left Guadalajara to live with her American husband in L.A.

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From La Burbuja: Riding on ‘la Bestia’

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In order to get here, Mauricio took one of the deadliest routes migrants ride on — la Bestia (the beast in English).

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From La Burbuja: Learning the language to fit in

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Evelyn Herdez was born in Los Angeles but her father wanted her to learn Spanish. When he bought at house in El Salvador, he thought it would be the perfect opportunity for her to learn the language in his native country.

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From La Burbuja: Being ‘enriched’ with different cultures

Posted March 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 108 views]
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Alex Bendaña, bassist for La Santa Cecilia, talks about how the multi-culture in Los Angeles shaped his music and his identity.

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From La Burbuja: ‘They brought me here’

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Maricelina Lorenzo, 34, says she was forced to move to Los Angeles. “They brought me here, it wasn’t because I wanted to,” she says.

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From La Burbuja: The last goodbye

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“I think it’s one of those things that’s really of being undocumented in this country is that you can’t see your relatives anymore,” Jose says.

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From La Burbuja: Leaving L.A. and finding Mexico

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Marisol Hernandez is forced to leave L.A. and live in Mexico. But she learns a valuable lesson living across the border.

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From La Burbuja: ‘The best of both worlds’

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Rocio Veliz’s Angeleno roots trace back to L.A.’s Pico Union and Guatemala. But when she visited Guatemala, she didn’t feel like she was from there. And here in L.A., didn’t really fit in as an American either.

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From La Burbuja: A slice of Mexico in Southern California

Posted February 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 163 views]
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Before joining La Santa Cecilia and winning a Grammy, Miguel “Oso” Ramirez lived on a ranch in Walnut, Calif. — it was just 25 minutes east of downtown Los Angeles. “We were in Atoyac, just in the United States,” Miguel remembers.

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From La Burbuja: The task of teaching both cultures

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When Susana Zamora came to the U.S., everything was new to her. The streets, the people and especially the culture.

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