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