In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered. Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:
They're called the Dream 9 -- young men and women who were brought into the country when they were children but who returned to Mexico, their birthplace, and then attempted to re-enter the United States last summer. They didn't cross under the cover of darkness. They didn't hike for days through th ... More >>
By Gustavo Arellano America's liberal class and MSMers are abuzz right now over Narco Cultura, a documentary about Mexico's horrific drug war and the musical movement that has risen around it. These libs (and more than a few conservatives) are telling each other and the two Mexicans they know about ... More >>
Growing up in Hermosillo, in northern Mexico, in the 1980s, my school lunchbox was filled with healthy and delicious snacks of juicy orange wedges, crunchy cucumber spears, jicama slices drizzled with lime juice and sprinkled with salt and chile powder, and a cold can of Jumex brand mango nectar. I ... More >>
Oh, hey, hi. How's your day going so far? You know that Mexican sushi food truck you're always going on about? Yeah, I found it. See also: Old Dixie's Food Truck Finds Brick-and-Mortar Home at Welcome Diner and A New Weekly Food Truck Event: Washington Wednesdays at CO HOOTS It's called Sushinola ... More >>
Hey, readers, get ready. We're putting new meaning into the term "street food." For Chow Bella's latest mission -- "Eating 16th Street" -- we've employed a young woman who's literally eaten her way around the world. Alex Rodriguez has eaten borscht in Moscow, steak in Buenos Aires and a "life-changi ... More >>
See also: Que Se Vende: Impacto Musical Top Selling Albums of the Week Alfredo Ríos, also known as the Mexican corridista El Komander is leaving the AK-47 behind and is bringing his talents to the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix on Saturday, July 21.
Erica O'NeilThe campechana tostada from Mariscos Sinaloa, packed with octopus and conch.Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican finds in the ... More >>
Want to know what new release discs and platters are moving across the Valley at local record stores? We've got you covered with another installment of What's Selling. Shopping at Spanish language record shops is a whole lot different than a regular trip to your local Zia Record Exchange. Di ... More >>
Karla Gabriela Lizzaraga-SanchezPhoenix isn't the kidnapping capital of the United States for nothing. We get that wrap because...well...a lot of kidnappings happen in the Valley -- as pointed out in the New Times feature "Seized." Check it out here.A Phoenix teen is the latest victim of this cit ... More >>
A white supremacist in the nativist nut bag... A fruitcake of nativist rage and looniness baking in the Arizona sun: That's what was generally to be found at Wesley Bolin Plaza this Saturday, June 5 for the pro-SB 1070 Phoenix Rising rally, which drew around 2,000 mostly white participants to ... More >>
photo by Michael SchwartzLatin King of Comedy Paul Rodriguez says SB1070 is too broad and targets all Hispanics Comedian Paul Rodriguez, one of the "Latin Kings of Comedy," has canceled his upcoming May 1 show at Chandler's Wild Horse Pass Casino, partly in protest over Arizona's new pro-racial prof ... More >>
Yesterday we heard from chef America Corrales of America's Taco Shop. Today the conversation continues. Sometimes, mom really does know best. Growing up in Mexico, America Corrales learned how to cook most of the items on her menu from her mother. Because of these memories in the kitchen, ... More >>
America and her husband TerryAmerica Corrales wasn't exactly playing hooky; she was checking up on her restaurant. The full-time teacher and owner of America's Taco Shop decided it was time to pack up her first grade classroom last year and focus on her Downtown taco shop. The buzz that used to b ... More >>
"Alien in possession of a firearm" sounds a tad like science-fiction poetry, but it's also the title of a federal statute - and one that's putting a Mexican national behind bars for about five years. While gun ownership is an Arizonan's birthright, (the state constitution goes well beyond the Secon ... More >>
Tragic beating: Cops arrest a 36-year-old man after two boys, 7 and 10, are found with severe head injuries at a Phoenix park. Mesa Police Chief George Gascon fires back at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, arguing that an affidavit used in October's raid on Mesa City Hall was flawed. Arizona a ... More >>
By Michele Laudig
By Jay Bennett I'd been curious about trying Eliana's Authentic Salvadoran Cuisine ever the since the first time I drove by the place on 24th Street just north of McDowell. I love Mexican food and assumed that the food of El Salvador would be just as good. Of course, El Salvador is situated nowher ... More >>
Arizona's deepest-fried mystery is smothered in cheese, guacamole and sour cream
Hugs and drugs
If illegal perks are so great, why crave citizenship?
Rice paddy is just short for Rice Patrick
Police have shut down most of the meth labs in Phoenix, but now the drug is a big import from Mexico -- cheap, pure and more plentiful than ever
As narcocorridos - Mexican drug ballads - get nastier, the crowds in Phoenix get bigger and bigger
Mexican kernals equal culinary art
When undocumented workers gather to wait for jobs at the city's first day-labor center, complaints about them should subside. But don't count on it.
Cocaine from Mexico is the currency that drives gangster economics
The bandit Jesus Malverde has been dead for nearly a century. He's still wanted on both sides of the border.
A couple hours from Phoenix, tens of thousands of Mexicans work on maquiladora assembly lines for $1 an hour, making the toys and tools of American convenience. Critics say the maquila system lets U.S. corporations maximize profits on the backs of Third W
U.S. authorities suspect a Mexican vegetable grower with business ties to the Symingtons is involved in drug trafficking
How Governor Symington misused state resources to further the cross-border business interests of his friends and family.