During the two-year war between the United States and Mexico which began in 1846, a large contingent of conscripted soldiers, most of them Irish Catholic, deserted the American army to fight alongside the Mexicans. Known as the St Patrick’s Battalion, or Los San Patricios, the story of this rebel group, and their battle against the more powerful forces of the US army, has become part of national folklore in both Mexico and Ireland.
An estimated 300,000 kids born in the U.S. are now living in Mexico because their parents were either deported or went south of the border when jobs in the United States dried up. Schools in border areas aren’t equipped to educate these children, who may be Mexican but don’t feel Mexican.
Frida Kahlo: An Introspective Life (Part 2) — Frida Kahlo took pride in caring for her husband Diego. In 1930, the couple went to the United States. When they returned to Mexico, their rocky relationship affected Frida’s health. As her marriage worsened, Frida’s star in the art world gradually rose.