Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to lend a closer ear to the genre. This country's Hispanic population isn't just growing, it's growing more diverse. More and more unique musical styles are being gobbled up, and that shoul ... More >>
Latin groups ring in the season
Man, American Airlines is getting the worst kind of PR imaginable today, as the Tale of Teresa Olaya spreads far and wide. And, look, the first part was bad enough: Miguel Olaya said he sent his wife's corpse from Brooklyn to her native Ecuador for burial after she died in March of cancer at the age ... More >>
Spanish is malleable, but a love of midgets lasts forever
The fried chicken and scrumptious Latin offerings of Pollo Campero and its Dallas-based American division, Campero USA, are about to become available in Wal-Marts across the country. Given the chainâ€™s rapid growth worldwide -- from Ecuador to New York to China and Indonesia -- and the abject worsh ... More >>
Central American migrants risk life and limb on the death trains to Texas
Illustration by Brian Stauffer One morning in March, the world's forces of globalization, migration and economic inequity collided in a split second on the balcony of a Best Western in the Panhandle. There, bubbling away outside the doors of three motel rooms, was a line of Crock-Pots. Beside one ... More >>
Not even the appearance of former Jesuit star Kenny Cooper was enough to make yesterday's soccer game in Frisco worth attending...or watching. Sounds like yesterday's soccer game between the U.S. and Guatemalan national teams was a snoozer at Frisco's Pizza Hut Park. The crowd got up when local star ... More >>
Guatemala visits Frisco
Long delays in processing asylum claims leave Guatemalans in a bind
North Texas' booming Guatemalan population struggles without a consulate
Some people will believe anything. As Bible Girl has pointed out once or twice, Pentecostalism, the much maligned and misunderstood branch of Christianity, is growing at a phenomenal rate around the globe. A recent survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that Pentecostals and Ch ... More >>
Who says winter has to be cold?
Sergio Morales, Guatemala's human rights ombudsman, has a few thoughts about how this country treats immigrants, legal and otherwise. Guatemala's top human-rights official is in town this week to meet with immigrants from the Central American country and push for an auxiliary consulate in the Dalla ... More >>
Is FC Dallas star Carlos Ruiz ready to change, or is he telling a whopper?
I can't say I told you so, because I wasn't the one who said it. It was my friend, Village Voice Media video game columnist Luke O'Brien, who told me Eva Alejandro-Pena would soon be chopping down her tree and putting it on eBay. "Give it a week," he said. Turns out O'Brien, who happens to be Cathol ... More >>
Landlord calls cops, gets sued for annoying City Hall
And clothes off
Buzz picks a few nits with the year that was
Death and rumors have followed Sandra Bridewell for decades. But no one could predict the strange turn her life has taken today.
How Mary Kay got its groove back
Bad Boys II: The Soundtrack (Bad Boy/Universal)
Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug is credited with saving the lives of 1 billion people. So why is a small cadre of activists bent on tarnishing his legacy?
Pretend your heritage is colorful with the Dallas International Festival
How does Virginia McGuire make a profit in the nonprofit business of creating affordable housing? Simple. She pays her husband.
CompUSA and Latin America's richest man get a $450 million lesson from a Dallas jury: Friendship and business don't mix.
The Americanized culture of undocumented immigrants finds the doors to higher education closed
Forget the big box in the 'burbs. Developer David Spence does urban apartments for yuppies -- without the razor wire.
Raise the Curtain; Experience Lift to Experience; Mazinga's Dissatisfied Customers ...
A would-be Indiana Jones reopens the debate over who got to America first
Hurricane Mitch left thousands homeless, jobless, and alone, forcing them to cross the border in search for new lives in America. And those were just the kids.
Germinated in the rich tradition of El Sol de Texas, the Spanish-language press takes root in Dallas
How a determined father found his abducted daughter