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For Hispanics, same-sex marriage another sign of generational culture shift For Hispanics, same-sex marriage another sign of generational culture shift Diversity & Ideas Oct 22nd Borderzine Staff According to a 2013 Pew Research Center National Survey, 55 percent of Latinos identify as Catholic. Recently church leaders have opened discussions on being more accepting of homosexuals, recognizing that they have “gifts and......Read More
New marijuana laws in U.S. violate international treaties New marijuana laws in U.S. violate international treaties Featured Oct 22nd Borderzine Staff Wells Bennett, second from left, discusses the ramifications the U.S. government could face if no action is taken regarding legalized marijuana in several states. He spoke with a panel of international drug policy experts at the Brookings......Read More
Ebola coverage too important to be a competition, editor tells journalists Ebola coverage too important to be a competition, editor tells journalists Featured Oct 18th Borderzine Staff After reports of an El Paso hospital closing its emergency room over a possible Ebola case burned like wildfire through social media Friday, Bob Moore, editor of the El Paso Times, posted the following cautionary note on his Facebook......Read More
Song inspires writer to search for nameless victims in ‘Deportees’ plane crash Song inspires writer to search for nameless victims in 'Deportees' plane crash Art & Cultura Oct 14th Elvin Alves EL PASO — Folksinger Woody Guthrie wrote a poem In 1948 about a plane crash that year in which 32 people lost their lives near Los Gatos Creek in the Diablo mountain range of California. The flight was carrying 28 migrant farmworkers......Read More
David Smith-Soto – Seeing life on the streets through my Leica David Smith-Soto – Seeing life on the streets through my Leica Art & Cultura Oct 12th David Smith-Soto LAS CRUCES, NM — My dad used to say that if Hitler hadn’t started World War II I wouldn’t have been born anywhere, but especially not in Costa Rica. My dad, Leon Smith, was 19, a gangly six-foot tall Jewish kid from Washington,......Read More
Herbal remedies big sellers in wellness strategies for Hispanics Herbal remedies big sellers in wellness strategies for Hispanics Art & Cultura Oct 5th Marilyn Aleman EL PASO— When it comes to trying to keep bodies healthy in the fit-vs-fat wars, this predominately Hispanic border city leans toward natural solutions. Seventy percent of residents here and across the border in Cuidad Juarez say......Read More
Are you a thrifty shopper? The earth says thank you Are you a thrifty shopper? The earth says thank you Art & Cultura Oct 3rd Fredesvinda Rojas EL PASO – Savvy shoppers who hunt through thrift stores and vintage shops to create one-of-a-kind outfits may not even realize they are helping to improve the planet, too. “My family used to shop in those stores because it was......Read More
Street Photography exhibit, rare Beatles print Oct. 23 to help journalism students Street Photography exhibit, rare Beatles print Oct. 23 to help journalism students Art & Cultura Sep 30th Borderzine Staff Borderzine.com, a digital publication based at UT El Paso that focuses on achieving diversity in news media, announces an exhibit of photographs by  journalism professor David Smith-Soto at the Glass Gallery of the Fox Fine Arts......Read More
Videos capture a taste of autumn on the border Videos capture a taste of autumn on the border Art & Cultura Sep 30th Borderzine Staff As the scorching heat of the summer gives way to afternoon rains and cooler temperatures in the low 80s, residents along the Texas, Mexico border begin to prepare for rituals of autumn.  Some of the staff of Borderzine for the fall......Read More
New Fox TV show “Bordertown” treats Latinos with respect, cartoonist says New Fox TV show Art & Cultura Sep 27th KateGannon   By Ramon Renteria – El Paso Times Award-winning Chicano cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz describes the new Fox network comedy “Bordertown” as a historic step for Latinos in American television. “This is the first......Read More