Fronteras: A different perspective to tales of murder, mayhem and vice on San Antonio’s historic West Side
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by Norma Martinez, Marian Navarro
5d ago
Texas Public Radio and Trinity University Press hosted a book club discussion on the reissue of "West of the Creek: Murder, Mayhem and Vice in Old San Antonio." Local activists, historians, and writers used the book as a launching point to a broader conversation about the significance of San Antonio's West Side ..read more
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Fronteras: ‘Can We Know the Sound of Forgiveness’ blends art, music, and spoken word to explore the complexities of existence
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by Norma Martinez, Marian Navarro
1w ago
The massive multidisciplinary project stemmed from a large-scale painting of the same name by New Mexico-based artist, James Drake. The performance features themes of conflict, suffering, and healing ..read more
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Fronteras: Migration Policy Institute says Biden’s presidency mired by border crisis narratives despite 535 immigration actions
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by Norma Martinez, Marian Navarro
2w ago
A recent analysis from the MPI examines Biden's presidency at its three-year mark. Two of its co-writers discuss how despite accusations of inaction at the border, legal immigration numbers have gone back to Pre-Trump and pre-COVID normal ..read more
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‘Segundo de Febrero’ exhibit embraces duality of Chicano culture and life
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by Norma Martinez, Marian Navarro
3w ago
San Antonio's Centro Cultural Aztlan presents the 47th annual "Segundo de Febrero" exhibit to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. This year's exhibition, "Seguimos" or "we go on," explores themes of migration, adaptation, and the duality of the Mexican American identity ..read more
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Local San Antonio students gain new perspective on U.S.-Mexico relations through Mexico City trip
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by Norma Martinez, Marian Navarro
1M ago
Seventeen students and 10 teachers under the CAST Schools network in San Antonio visited Mexico City last month as part of a diplomacy program that aims to strengthen the cultural and diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Mexico. Some of those students joined Fronteras to talk about their experiences ..read more
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Drug wars, militarization of Mexico and the border, and the future of the Mexican presidency
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by Norma Martinez, Marian Navarro
1M ago
The drug war in Mexico has claimed thousands of lives in the country over the span of three presidents. Alexander Aviña — an expert on immigration and state violence in Mexico — discusses the drug war, the 2024 Mexican presidency, and the ongoing militarization of both Mexico and the Texas-Mexico border ..read more
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‘It’s a binational issue’ — The myths and realities of drug smuggling on the U.S.-Mexico border
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by Norma Martinez, Marian Navarro
1M ago
Alexander Aviña, associate professor of history at Arizona State University, discusses the historical precedent of drug violence in Mexico, the United State's role, and possible solutions moving forward ..read more
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Fronteras: ‘Life and Death on the Border’ exhibit highlights the buried history of anti-Mexican violence in Texas
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by Norma Martinez, Marian Navarro
2M ago
The exhibit is on display at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio through March 31 and was arranged by Refusing to Forget, a group of historians who work to bring awareness to the period of state-sanctioned violence against Mexicans in Texas ..read more
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San Antonians mentored by journalist María Martin say her legacy will ‘live beyond’
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by Norma Martinez, Marian Navarro
2M ago
Pioneer María Martin helped train journalist at San Antonio's Esperanza Peace & Justice Center before her death. Some of those students reflect on what they learned and how Martin's legacy will live on ..read more
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Fronteras: ‘Recognizing the sacredness of the food’ — Taking a deep dive into the impact of indigenous food and ingredients
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by Norma Martinez, Marian Navarro
2M ago
Four San Antonio chefs, advocates, and community members came together as part of the Great SA: Native American Influence on South Texas Cuisine panel, hosted by Texas Public Radio. In part two of the conversation, panelists take questions and discuss how Native foods continue to impact culture and traditions today ..read more
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