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Lexmark maquila workers speak at UTEP Women’s History Conference

By Maria Esquinca

In November of 2015, maquila workers from Lexmark, a manufacturing plant in Juarez, began to organize for a salary raise. Maquila workers earn approximately $6 US dollars per day, the legal wage in Mexico. A month later, over 70 of those workers were fired. The workers, or obreros and obreras, continue to strike with …

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Noah “The Ninja”

Story & photos By David Quinn misterQuinn media

Morning breaks, the sun rises on a Sunday morning and little Noah Miguel rubs his sleepy eyes and rolls out to find his clips or specialized shoes with cleats that snap into place to offer a full pedal rotation to push and pull on his 20” bike. Center …

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Local activists address rights, equality and justice for women

By Maria Esquinca

Cemelli De Aztlan, network weaver for the El Paso Equal Voice Network, speaks about International Women’s Day. Picture by Maria Esquinca.

Inside Café Mayapan, Veronica Carmona, a community organizer and singer, holds a drum close to her chest. She slowly beats it, and fills the room with the sound of her voice.

“Mujer, eres tú …

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A Ride Down Memory Lane

 

 

By Albert Vasquez

The El Paso Streetcar Project is underway and things are looking quite familiar. Six President’s Conference Committee streetcars that were operated in El Paso years ago were sent to Brookville, Pennsylvania to be restored by the Brookville Equipment Corporation. The $97 million dollar project is being handled and managed by The Camino Real …

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El PASO BLUES & JAZZ FESTIVAL

By Rog North

March 30, 2015

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By Rog North

The 2015 Miller Lite El Paso Blues & Jazz Festival ( El Paso Blues & Jazz Festival) will take place on May 16-17 at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 South San Marcial Street. The Festival, produced by The El Paso …

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Concussions in Sports

By City Beat

March 30, 2015

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Luis H. Urrea II, M.D.

Participation in organized sports is at an all-time high in the United States. The number of student-athletes in high school sports increased for the 25th consecutive year to nearly 7.8 million, according to an annual survey conducted by the National Federation of State …

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Giving Guidance

By Victoria G. Molinar

March 12, 2014

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A look at the past, present and future of Lee & Beulah Moor Children’s Home

By: Victoria G. Molinar

A lot is to be said about the legacy of Lee Moor and his wife Beulah, who moved to El Paso in 1903 after Mr. Moor recovered from tuberculosis. They were financially …