Meaning of Cinco de Mayo lost

Happy Cinco de Mayo. I am your Cinco de Mayo myth-buster. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not a Mexican holiday. It’s a Mexican-American holiday, and prior to the recent commercialization of Cinco de Mayo by cerveza and taco peddlers, Cinco de Mayo is not a holiday that was celebrated only in Mexico. […]

Brass quintet performing Tuesday

CNJ staff Metales M5 Mexican Brass quintet will perform Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series, according to a press release. The band was founded in 2005 in Morelia. Since then, Metales M5 has performed hundreds of concerts throughout Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. M5’s programs break the barriers […]

Sea crew tries to stem human-smuggling tide

As security at the border tightens, smugglers find new ways to move people into the U.S. One is along the Arizona border and the other is by boat. We’ve had several boats with Mexican nationals apprehended in south Orange County, Calif. Click here to read the story from our sister paper, the Orange County Register.

Ticket feature: Mexican folk music, dance coming to Clovis Civic Center

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Courtesy photo Fiesta Navidad de Mariachi will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Civic Center as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. Freedom New Mexico Sunday afternoon will bring Mexican folk song and dance to the stage in Clovis. Fiesta Navidad de Mariachi will perform at 3 p.m. at the Civic Center […]

New efforts won’t solve old problems

Freedom New Mexico Border residents surely are growing more alarmed at the escalating violence in Mexico, often within earshot of U.S. residents. Large gunbattles between drug cartels, and between them and the Mexican military, are getting larger, and closer. A recent U.S. government report isn’t going to ease the concerns of those who worry about […]

Play highlights New Mexican culture

Clyde Davis I’m admittedly jaded when it comes to theater, maybe more than I should be at first glance. When I was a kid, my parents used to take us into Pittsburgh every New Years’ Eve to see the Tamburitzans, a group from Duquesne University who did a theatrical presentation of eastern European culture and […]

Border security complicated by legal process

Freedom New Mexico Many see border security as a simple issue: just stop people from coming across, and let those who try to come illegally suffer the consequences. The fatal shooting of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent, however, shows the deceptive complexities underlying the issue. Sergio Adrian Hernandez, described as 15 […]

Lawsuit names Tucumcari police officers in theft

By Tom Sharpe Two Kansas residents claim in a lawsuit filed in Santa Fe that police in Tucumcari stole $47,000 in cash from them because they were assumed to be Mexican nationals. “We have not received any documents concerning this suit from the State District Court,” said Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose on Tuesday. Rose […]

Tuesday morning briefing: broken pencil and Mexican food for a cause

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday morning briefing.

Revancha Norte

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PNT Correspondent photo: Helena Rodriguez Members of Revancha Norte

Drug trafficking suspects believed connected to Mexican drug cartels

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Camilo Sport Staff and wire reports Two men arrested Wednesday in Tucumcari on federal drug trafficking charges are believed to be connected to Mexican drug cartels, according to New Mexico State Police. Based on a tip from federal authorities, state police located Camilo Sport and Asunsio Martinez at an undisclosed location in Tucumcari just before […]

Bingaman chairs hearing of New Mexican for top Bureau of Reclamation job

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today presided over the confirmation hearing of New Mexican Michael L. Connor, who was nominated by President Obama to lead the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR). Connor graduated from Las Cruces High School and earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from New Mexico State University.

Mexican dance company to perform in Clovis

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in a visual fiesta of Mexican culture and folklore with Ballet Folklorico “Quetzalli” de Veracruz on Sunday, May 3 at 4 pm at Marshall Auditorium. This talented dance company performs traditional folkloric dances while musicians play authentic stringed instruments. Sponsored by Clovis Community College and The Citizens Bank of Clovis, this […]

Bingaman and Udall raise amendment to secure U.S. borders

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today joined with a bipartisan coalition to propose a significant boost in funding for U.S. efforts to fight violence caused by Mexican drug cartels along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Bingaman praises nomination of New Mexican to head Bureau of Reclamation

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today praised the White House for announcing its intention to nominate New Mexican Michael L. Connor to lead the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR).

Bingaman endorses New Mexican’s nomination to national cattleman’s board

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today wrote to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in support of the nomination of

May 11, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Art of Mexican Cooking: Traditional Mexican Cooking for Aficionados by Diana Kennedy was given by George and Dianne Davis in memory of Julia Romero. The culmination of 50 yeas of living, traveling, and cooking in Mexico, this ultimate guide to creating authentic Mexican food […]

Border agents should follow golden rule

By Freedom New Mexico What would Americans think if Mexican officials routinely fired pepper spray and tear gas into California neighborhoods as a way to root out, say, smugglers who were operating from the U.S. side of the border? How would we, as Americans, feel if our houses were damaged, our neighborhoods evacuated and our […]

Flag bans set dangerous precedent

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I’ve heard both sides of the Confederate flag debate, once as a student participating in an online intercultural communication class discussion, and last summer, as an instructor teaching an Upward Bound class in multicultural history. In both debates, the overwhelming consensus was the Confederate flag is more divisive and is […]

Taquerias offer more authentic Mexican food

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Francisco Hernandez is the manager of Taqueria Jalisco on Seventh Street. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer A taqueria is a small taco stand popular along the beaches and city streets of Mexico. In the High Plains, however, a taqueria is a brightly-painted restaurant offering authentic Mexican cuisine. Taqueria Jalisco […]