LA POSADA — A Contemporary Christmas Story

Posada (signifying Inn) is a Christmas tradition in much of the Latin world. Joseph and Mary search for shelter. Mary is about to give birth to Jesus. Shelter is refused several times and finally one house opens its door to the couple. In the Bi-National Migrant Posada Joseph and Mary represent migrants in search of asylum. The …

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Another Trial for Border Patrol Shooter? (Commentary)

“Kids on the fence.” That was the radio message heard at Nogales’ DeConcini port of entry that sent Border Patrol agent Lonnie Ray Swartz and several of his colleagues running west into the street along the border fence on October 10,2012. Swartz was the only agent to purposefully step up to the international barrier that …

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Re-trial Begins for Border Patrol Agent Charged in Cross-border Killing of Teen

Painting showing Jose Antonio Rodriguez on a mule and Death

October 26, 2018 Sitting in the courtroom on the afternoon of the first day of proceedings in border agent Lonnie Swartz’ second trial left the distinct impression on most in the courtroom that we had been here before. Swartz was acquitted of the most serious charge of 2nd degree murder in his first trial. This …

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Violeta Luna: Parting Memories (review)

This review of Binational Encuentro: Female Migrations, performed on October 13, 2018, at the Whistle Stop Depot in Tucson, Arizona, is particular to artist Violeta Luna. Two other strong performances that evening were “Fierce Femmes with the Audacity to Survive” by spoken word artist Leilani Clark, and “Visceral Permeability,” danced by M. Jenea Sanchez and …

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Encuentro Binacional: Migraciones Femeninas (una entrevista con Violeta Luna)

Picture of Violeta Luna in performance

Encuentro Binacional: Migraciones Femeninas “inicia una conversación entre artistas, académicos y líderes de la comunidad que reflexionan sobre los conceptos de frontera, territorio, migración, desplazamiento y movimiento a través de las lentes de género y sexualidad”. Participantes de Tucson, Phoenix, Douglas y La Ciudad de México se reunirá en Tucson y Douglas, Arizona, del 11 …

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