It’s Time to Take Down Statues of Conquistadors

It’s Time to Take Down Statues of Conquistadors

Victor Landa October 3, 2017

In 2006, the city of El Paso financed the construction of a 36-foot statue of the infamous Spanish conquistador Don Juan de Oñate riding his horse into battle. For some […]

Adios Underworld Pioneer Sana Ojeda – I think

NewsTaco January 21, 2016

*Sam Quiñones always writes fascinating stuff. This time he tells us the latest about California’s Latino criminal underground. The history of California’s criminal groups is a part of the history […]

L.A. Murder – Not The Real Story Any More

NewsTaco January 4, 2016

**Some reassuring news hidden behind Los Angeles murder stats. Context makes the difference in urban settings, along the border, anywhere that numbers are used to paint pictures. VL By Sam […]

El Corrido Del Chapo (the first) – copyright mine!

NewsTaco July 13, 2015

*It was only a matter of time, someone was bound to do it. Why not Sam? VL By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog The news today that Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman […]

Xalisco Boys – now in northern Ohio

NewsTaco May 13, 2015

*Sam Quiñones always gives us insights into places where we wouldn’t otherwise look, that’s the value of his writing. He tells us about the heroin trade, migrating to the U.S. from […]

Bulletproof Burial Ground – the Narco Tombs of Culiacan

NewsTaco June 23, 2014

*This is fascinating and eerie at the same time. The opulent tombs of the Sinaloa drug kingpins – done in baroque and minimalist traditions, with AC, running water and bullet […]

El Chapo falls … as Time hits the stands

Mary Mata February 24, 2014

By Sam Quiñones, A Reporter’s Blog As a reporter, I don’t believe too much in coincidences, especially when it comes to Mexican politics. So, let’s say that the arrest this […]