Monthly Archives: January 2014

Fiesteros (Party People) [English Version]

“Somos bien fiesteros” (We are certainly party people). When I was told that in December when I arrived in these communities in Puebla I didn’t quite believe it. Certainly there was a posada every night, mixed in with other celebrations … Continue reading

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Fiesteros (Party People) [Versión en español]

“Somos bien fiesteros.” Así me dijeron en diciembre cuando llegué en las comunidades en Puebla pero en aquel momento no lo creía. Había posadas cada noche y otras celebraciones como la de la Virgen de Guadalupe, pero en el tiempo … Continue reading

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El campo (The Fields) [English Version]

The three kids in one of the houses that I visited were shocked and confused when I told them that when we think “chicken” where I live in the US we are usually thinking of meat wrapped in plastic with … Continue reading

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El campo (The Fields) [Versión en español]

Las tres chamacas en una casa que visité no pudieron creer que cuando pensamos en “pollo” donde vivo en los EUA, estamos pensando en carne congelada y envuelta en plástico en las tiendas. Cuando esas niñas piensan en pollo es … Continue reading

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Familia (Family) [English Version]

 “The support of the family is the most important … that is what I wanted to give my son … that he might realize how our family is.” In one sentence, Alejandro* combined my experience at the border with the … Continue reading

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Familia (Family) [Versión en español]

“El apoyo de la familia es lo principal … eso es lo que quería dar a mi hijo … que se diera cuenta de cómo es la familia.” Diciendo eso, Alejandro explicó la conexión entre lo que vi en la … Continue reading

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Una perspectiva diferente (A Different Perspective) [English Version]

“With your experience here, what do you think Mexico needs to do to be better?” asked one of the women here almost out of the blue. I hesitated to answer her because I resist comparing and critiquing cultures and a … Continue reading

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