Voces&Blogs

An El Pasoan’s personal reflections on the Ottawa attack An El Pasoan’s personal reflections on the Ottawa attack Voces&Blogs Oct 24th Roberto Perezdiaz Ottowa National War Memorial. Photo by Roberto Perezdiaz for Borderzine. By Roberto Perezdiaz Canada’s governmental openness is at risk. Many comments I have read online under the different headlines on the internet indicate many......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
Feminismo e igualdad en el piso del cabaret Feminismo e igualdad en el piso del cabaret Voces&Blogs Oct 15th Denice Manriquez Photo by David Smith-Soto, Borderzine.com EL PASO — En el piso del cabaret Dreams, Jaguar’s, Tequila Sunrise o cualquier otro, se encuentra el dólar, el “todopoderoso”, mojado, no por culpa de las bailarinas exóticas,......Read More
British parliament welcomes El Paso scholar on global health panel British parliament welcomes El Paso scholar on global health panel Featured Sep 21st Arvind Singhal After walking around in Parliament Square and mingling with the larger-than-life cast iron statues of Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela, my wife, Anuja and I entered the Palace of Westminster from the Cromwell Green.  We were,......Read More
Message to news media: Embrace diversity if you want to survive and thrive Message to news media: Embrace diversity if you want to survive and thrive Diversity & Ideas Sep 12th Borderzine Staff Editor’s note: This commentary is part of Borderzine’s continuing series about the growing urgency to transform newsrooms into diverse work places. By Hugo Balta Diversity doesn’t happen easily. It is slow progressive......Read More
Changing the complexion of news media calls for revolución Changing the complexion of news media calls for revolución Diversity & Ideas Sep 2nd Zita Arocha It’s time to shatter the myth that young Latino journalists won’t leave home for jobs in news media. This thought and others flashed in neon across my mind as I sipped white wine recently in a San Antonio ballroom to celebrate......Read More
Does stripping for money empower or demean women? Does stripping for money empower or demean women? Identity Aug 27th Denice Manriquez   The almighty dollars wait to be scooped up from the floors of Dreams… Jaguars, Tequila Sunrise or any strip club The bills are usually wet from the sweaty hands of the men, eager to touch the women. Up on the poles, the women......Read More
Fifty years later, its déjà vu all over again in Madrid Fifty years later, its déjà vu all over again in Madrid Featured Aug 23rd David Smith-Soto   MADRID, Spain — Fifty years ago I walked into the Palace Hotel here looking for a cup of coffee and was promptly escorted out by two burly guards. It was Spain at the height of the fascist Franco dictatorship and, at 19,......Read More
Does a Buddhist temple have a place on a college campus? Does a Buddhist temple have a place on a college campus? Voces&Blogs Aug 18th Helen Yip The temple was given to UTEP by the people of Bhutan after it was built for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C. in 2008. Photo credit: Kate Gannon EL PASO — Separation of church and state, unless we’re......Read More
It’s time to dump fantasy sex symbols for real role models like Estela Casas, Sonya Sotomajor and Malala Yousafzai It's time to dump fantasy sex symbols for real role models like Estela Casas, Sonya Sotomajor and Malala Yousafzai Identity Aug 13th Olivia Camacho Real role models for women include activist Malala Yousafzai, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and broadcast journalist Estela Casas. EL PASO — Long legs, toned stomach, thick hair and sexy stare. Voluptuous lips, big......Read More