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Historias Indígenas: Indigenous Mexican women fight back against violence and corruption

Alcoholism, domestic violence, corruption, poverty — the deck is stacked against the women of high altitude indigenous communities in Veracruz. But an upstart human rights group is helping them turn the tables.
Aug 19, 2014
Reina Martinez Olivares (right) with her granddaughter. (Photo by Liliana Caracoza)

From Mexico to Tacoma, a shared struggle against domestic violence

A visit to an impoverished village in Veracruz uncovers a shared trauma, and the shared strength to overcome abuse.
Dec 27, 2013
Reina Martinez Olivares (right) with her granddaughter. (Photo by Liliana Caracoza)

Desde México hasta Tacoma, una lucha común contra la violencia doméstica

Una visita a un pueblo empobrecido en Veracruz revela un trauma, y la fuerza compartida para superar el abuso. Read in English

Your guide to celebrating Día de los Muertos

Click here to read our 2015 Día de los Muertos guide! From skull candies, whimsical masks and altars for the dead, how much do you know about the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)?
Oct 26, 2013

Faces of Veracruz: youth journalist reports on first days in the field

Liliana Caracoza, a Globalist youth journalist in Veracruz, Mexico, updates us on her reporting with indigenous women and the organization helping them access legal rights. 
Aug 29, 2013
(Photo via Department of Homeland Security)

What to do if you’re stopped by Immigration officers

A quick guide to your rights as a non-citizen living in the US.  Leer en Español
Mar 18, 2013
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Qué hacer si eres detenido por oficiales de Inmigración

Información rapida sobre tus derechos como persona no ciudadana.  Read in English  
(Photo from Flickr by NYC Marines)

Dare to DREAM: Tips from youth navigating Deferred Action

Leer en Español Imagine a thirteen year old boy trying to stay awake after walking more than three days in the desert. He’s so desperate for water that he drinks from a puddle where a dead body has fallen.  Now imagine that seven years later that boy can’t get a legal job, go to college or visit […]
Jan 9, 2013
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Atrevete a Soñar: Consejos de jóvenes en Tacoma navegando la Acción Diferida

Read in English Imagine un niño de trece años tratando de mantenerse despierto después de caminar más de tres días en el desierto. Está tan desesperado por el agua que bebe de un charco donde un cadáver ha caído. Ahora imaginemos 7 años más tarde ese chico no puede conseguir un trabajo legal, ir a […]
Skull candies and “La Catrina” are the two most well-known symbols of the celebration. The butterflies and the bright colors placed on the skull make it more attractive and symbolic. It shows that the skull represents not just death but it also reflects a living and happy tone. (Photo by Liliana Caracoza)

Tacoma celebrates Dia de los Muertos

For over ten years now, the Tacoma Art Museum has been embracing the long-lasting Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos. With the increasing Hispanic population the holiday is becoming more and more popular in the Puget Sound region.
Nov 15, 2012