Mexico Suffered, And The United States Felt Its Pain

Sebastian is probably best known in this region for his recent work, La Equis, a large red X in Juarez that is visible from much of El Paso. "This quantic sphere symbolizes the good (visit site) relationship that exists between the people of my country and Texas, as well as the dreams and great achievements that through communication and education we are called to accomplish together," the artist said of his work being donated to UTEP. The sculpture is part of Sebastian's larger quantum series that has been exhibited in Mexico, France and the United States. The donation commemorates a special relationship that has existed between UTEP and Mexico since the school was founded in 1914. More than 1,100 Mexican national students were enrolled at UTEP this fall. "UTEP has long enjoyed multi-faceted relationships with institutions and individuals in Mexico, particularly in Ciudad Juarez and the state of Chihuahua," UTEP President Diana Natalicio said in announcing the donation Thursday.
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Prices are so good on the U.S. side of the border, Vasquez is stocking up on clothes for the kids. Texas web link also entices international shoppers by offering a sales tax refund. Thanksgiving kicks off the big holiday shopping season, but there is no Thanksgiving in Mexico, so there are already shoppers looking for gifts now. Loading their trunks like Santas sled, many will cross the border to line up for Black Friday deals. "There will be a line. Theyll be all over," said store manager Eric Montgomery. U.S.
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"It's really overwhelming, sometimes it feels like my heart will burst." Both mother and son acknowledge they have much to do to rebuild their relationship, starting with finding a common language. But Amaya pointed at Barrick's plaid shirt, and then her own, and they both laughed the same laugh. "We are the same blood," Amaya said. "We can figure out the rest." (Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Sandra Maler) Society & Culture Other Attacks have been Reported in at Least Five States. ABC News Taylor Swift's fans have done it again, voting her the American Music Awards artist of the year for a third time.
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November 24, 2013 (AP) Jen Reese scored 18 points and hauled in seven rebounds to lead No. 16 Colorado to an 85-53 rout over New Mexico on Saturday. Reese was 7 of 10 from the field, including two 3-pointers, and got help from four other Buffaloes in double-digits: Lexy Kresl with 13 points, Lauren Huggins with 12, Jasmine Sborov with 11 points, and Jamee Swan with 10 and eight rebounds. Undefeated on the season, the win also extended the Buffaloes non-conference win streak to 28. Colorado (4-0) took control early in the first half, heading into the break with a 42-28 advantage, then continued to pull away with 55.6 percent shooting from the field, hitting 10 of 18 from beyond the arc.
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He presumably feels that hes becoming more Mexican, but he never seems more American than at that moment, seeking authenticity in an ancestral homeland much as Irish-Americans fly across the ocean to play golf and kiss the Blarney Stone. You can feel Schwarzs film bouncing between wonderment and disapproval when it comes to the fascinating world of narcocorrido culture, but hes smart enough not to lecture those who record or consume them. To me the whole thing looks like the same old, same old: Quintero and El Komander are theatrical performers who offer a consumer-friendly version of antisocial rebellion, set to the oddly ebullient polka rhythms of norteno music. They arent responsible for the Mexican drug wars, any more than Ice Cube was responsible for the L.A. gang wars of the 80s.
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Nafta has cut a path of destruction through Mexico. Since the agreement went into force in 1994, the countrys annual per capita growth flat-lined to an average of just 1.2 percent -- one of the lowest in the hemisphere. sites Its real wage has declined and unemployment is home page up. As heavily subsidized U.S. corn and other staples poured into Mexico, producer prices dropped and small farmers found themselves unable to make a living.
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