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News, Juarez's children: Drugs, death, and fear

Juarez's children: Drugs, death, and fear

CIUDAD JUÁREZ — Esteban was riding shotgun in his family's rusted teal minivan when his dad, Lorenzo, suddenly stopped the car. It was odd — a vehicle facing the opposite direction blocked their way on the narrow street. They were…
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News, A Report From Juarez, the Front Line of the War on Drugs

A Report From Juarez, the Front Line of the War on Drugs

Editor's note: Mexicans lived in America before many territories became states. Indeed, much of our country was once their country. Today, Mexican immigrants are part of the fabric of this nation. Yet there is now fervor to drive immigrants out…
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Calendar, Night&Day Gilb Answers

Gilb Answers

Dagoberto Gilb is gregarious and genuine, a built but not quite imposing figure with a big smile. He could easily pass as a writing instructor moonlighting as a carpenter on his days off. Or, as he once implied in an…
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Culture, Stage O Little Town

O Little Town

Octavio Solis' new play, Bethlehem, starts with a beautiful, languid scene in front of an El Paso house. Evening light shines on the adobe walls, Mexican guitar music plays, and a slightly crazy black woman comes on keening a song…
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Culture, Stage Octavio Grande

Octavio Grande

The new play by Octavio Solis at Thick House begins like a good opera. There's a crash of thunder and the sound of rain, and a wild-haired boy named Pepin (who looks like a coked-up Che Guevara) comes out to…
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