Baltimore boxer Gervonta "Tank" Davis (15-0, 14 knockouts) will face Mexico's Mario "Huracan" Macias Rorozco (28-18-0, 14 KOs) in a lightweight bout Friday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
The best way to learn about mezcal, the smoky spirit made with the roasted fruit of the agave plant, is to hop on a plane to Oaxaca, Mexico, rent a car and drive around until you see smoke. But if a trip south of the border isn't in the cards, don't despair. Mezcal's rapidly growing popularity means that even here in Baltimore, there's a lot to explore.
Two weeks ago, "Carroll's Yesteryears" left the local men of Company H, First Regiment, Maryland National Guard, at Eagle Pass, Texas, along the Rio Grande in July 1916. Their mission was to "put a stop to the deeds of pillage and rapine perpetrated by lawless Mexicans" along the U.S.-Mexico border.
One hundred years ago, the U.S. was successfully avoiding involvement in the bloody war raging across Europe, but it had a reason to send troops to its border with Mexico. Approximately 100 Carroll County men, members of Company H, First Infantry, Maryland National Guard, plus the First Infantry Band, enthusiastically took off for assignment to Eagle Pass, Texas, where they guarded a bridge over the Rio Grande from July until November 1916.
The inspiring story of Dr. Felix Flores, who overcame great hardship to rise to the position of chief of surgery at Laurel Regional Hospital, is an incredible tale on its own. His story becomes even more amazing with the revelation that his father, also named Felix, was a soldier in Pancho Villa's army during the Mexican Revolution.
Similar to Cary Joji Fukunaga's first film, 2009's haunting "Sin Nombre," which focused on two different groups of people trying to cross the U.S./Mexico border, "Beasts of No Nation," about child soldiers in an unnamed African country (it's left purposefully vague, but was filmed in Ghana) shows us what happens to people handed choiceless choices. And Fukunaga's focus on young people specifically makes the severity of the consequences even more intense—emotionally devastating stories of
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley lashed out at Donald Trump on Monday, arguing that the Republican presidential candidate's recent comments about Mexican immigrants was "hate speech" and that the GOP should do more to distance itself from a "hate-spewing character."
Unable to find and retain reliable workers who are citizens of these United States, Gibson "Gibby" Porter did what many employers in the landscaping business did: He imported help from Mexico, and he did it legally, within the limits of a government-controlled program. For several years, Porter hired as many as 13 Mexican men to work nine-month stretches, paying them between $10 and $17 an hour to build gardens, plant shrubs and trees, cut grass, prune bushes and spread mulch. Many of the same
My Mexican father applied to colleges in the United States in the late 1940s and was offered scholarships by the University of Arizona and by Western Reserve (now Case Western Reserve) in Cleveland. His father sat him down and drew a line from west to east across a map of the United States and said: "Below this line, they don't like Mexicans." It was a fateful moment.
As Lievinne Mongu listened to the speakers at her naturalization ceremony on Friday, she reflected on her 14-year journey, from fear in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo to asylum in the United States, a home in Silver Spring and a job with the International Monetary Fund in Washington.
Helicopter crews from the Maryland National Guard are flying night surveillance missions along the Rio Grande to spot unauthorized crossers and to guide Border Patrol agents to their hiding places. It's the battalion's second deployment to South Texas in the last two years.
Tropical Storm Gabrielle formed late Wednesday and quickly weakened to a tropical depression Thursday, and meteorologists are meanwhile watching several other systems that could eventually become tropical cyclones.