Healthcare for a Puffer Fish

The day Congress voted to repeal parts of Obamacare, Mama and I had decided to prepare a dish from Abuela’s cookbook: Torrejas de camarón con salsa de pipán. Mama had to pull out the recipe book to look at the ingredients and instructions. She didn’t know this one by heart. “How’s Dad been?” I asked…

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Things to Protect Like Your Virginity

DOWN asked an assortment of Catholic Latinas what things should be treated with the respect as sexual virginity. DOWN then asked Catholic Latinx students how they treat those same items. Your car “I give all my friends free rides in my car. At least 3 people are in there at any time. The car rides…

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Flaming Hot Cheetos

The red is the love of the poor, And the hatred of the rich. The crunches are the voices of the uneducated and the unashamed. The smacking of lips is the joy of being selfish enough to love oneself. The severe smell cuts through The false odors awakening the senses. The powder slowly forges a…

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Mexico’s Moral Dance with Gay Rights

by Arturo Pineda *also published in The Politic* In May on the National Day of the Fight against Homophobia, the Mexican President, Peña Nieto of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), announced via Twitter he had signed an initiative to amend the Mexican Constitution to recognize same-sex marriage across the country, and grant adoption rights to…

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