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La Noche del Concierto sin Fronteras

The Concert without Borders Saturday, April 16, is troubled by chilly winds that flap the huge banners hung behind two stages separated by the U.S. border fence and eventually help drop the temperature down to the 40’s. The sound system is desperately in need of sound check in both English and Spanish. Tremendous enthusiasm for […]

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Music Knows No Borders

What if the barrier between the United States and Mexico were a wall of song? April 16, for the fourth year, Concert without Borders proves a border can easily be crossed by both music and good will. The event features musicians from Mexico and the United States performing on stages separated only by the slatted […]

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La musica no conoce de fronteras

¿Qué sería si la barrera entre los estados Unidos y México fuera una canción? Este Abril 16, por cuarto año, El Concierto sin Fronteras demuestra que una frontera puede ser cruzada fácilmente por música y buena voluntad. El evento presenta músicos de México y Estados Unidos actuando en escenarios separados solo por la reja de […]

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photo: headshot of Alberto Rios, smiling and seated on couch

AZ’s Poet Laureate on Border

Alberto Rios remembers the day J. F. Kennedy was shot and the two Nogales changed forever—Ed There was a time when the border between Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, was actually a fence, something that might be between backyards. To either side of the two Nogales’ flimsy barrier were miles of land, open, unencumbered, looking […]

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Caution sign of immigrant family with the words "NAFTA AT WORK" at the bottom of the sign. In the background a border patrol vehicle is parked to the left, and a border patrol agent looks on from the right with binoculars.

Mexican Immigration Will Be an Issue as Long as the Nation has a Third World Economy

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN A Gang of Eight Senators on Capital Hill introduced an immigration reform bill to Congress on April 17. It has little chance of passing in the Republican House of Representatives, and even if it does, there is no magic formula of quotas, amnesty, pathways, or other regulations that will end illegal immigration […]

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Indigenous and Teacher Protest from Oaxaca, Part One

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Oaxaca — In the tourist city of Oaxaca in this poor Southern Mexican state, teachers and a group of indigenous Triqui people are occupying the Zocalo.  The teachers are fighting education reforms that will privatize public schools, standardize curricula, and require all Mexican teachers to pass a standardized test or else lose […]

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