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Report: 72 massacre victims in Mexico were migrants

August
25

Seventy-two massacre victims found dead in Mexico were migrants who were extorted by gunmen on their way to Texas, according to a witness. Read the NY Times story here. The victims, 58 men and 14 women were reportedly from Central and South America. A drug cartel is suspected, reports AP.

The Los Angeles Times has this story about another deadly aspect of migration over the border. Even though illegal immigration appears to be down this year overall, the number of deaths of people trying to cross the desert could set a record, the paper reports.

Earlier this month, the Phoenix New Times had a harrowing story looking into the violent world of human smuggling. It starts here.

Posted by Leah Rae on Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 6:50 pm |
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Cool treat for a hot day: Paletas in New Rochelle

June
24

This was the kind of place to be today during the heat: Paleteria La Flor de Michoacan in New Rochelle. I took photos there for an upcoming story about summer party fare. This place has 70 flavors of popsicles, from guava to coconut to “gazpacho.”

That’s Juana and Gerardo Rodriguez in their big store at 574 North Ave. They plan to sell bread there someday, and tamales too. Gerardo’s entire family seems to be in the paleta business, from his father’s place in Mexico to his siblings’ stores in Mount Vernon and Yonkers.

Posted by Leah Rae on Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 3:49 pm |
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