Mexicali, Baja California, is a desert valley on the U.S.-Mexican border. Its population of about one million people identify themselves as Cachanillas, or Mexicali natives. Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez spoke with Cachanillas who resettled in Reno, Nevada.
Practicing brujeria gives Mara and Ruelas a closer connection to their past and Latin and indigenous-Central-American heritage.
By: Gabriella De Leon Photo credit: Viva Mexico! Identity. What is it? Is it who I see when I look at myself or what others see when they see me walking down the street? I wish I could answer these questions for you but frankly, I can’t even answer them for myself. You see, I struggle with the… [Read More]
For as long as I can remember, my dad would tell me, “Make sure you always write or mark Hispanic when filling out paperwork; you’re not just white.” He was adamant about this because, according to my dad, sometimes Hispanics receive benefits. “Alexa, look at this picture,” my dad said to me when I was just a… [Read More]