Move Over Mirreyes and Fresas, Punks Holding Fast in Mexico City


Mexico City isn’t just for mirreyes and fresas. Punks are a cultural staple in the country’s capital. El Tianguis Cultural del Chopo, the open-air flea market near the metro, is the weekly central meeting spot for punks, goths and metal heads.

For over 25 years, punks have gathered at the flea market…

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Not not much has changed in terms of their style.

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Here’s a punk from 2006.

They’re still wearing black, spiky hair and tons of pointed studs.

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Punks, like Cheko, will travel three hours to hang at the market.

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He explains that Mexico City punks don’t use anarchist as a tag, but rather as a counterculture to Western society.

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You’ll see punks in tight pants supporting causes like feminism, animal liberation and mutual aid.

Even if you’re not into punk style, you are welcome to the market. They want it to be a center for everyone to meet.

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Watch the full video about punks in El Chopo from AJ+ below:

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Donald Trump's First Campaign Ad is as Misleading as You Would Think


Donald Trump’s First Campaign Ad is as Misleading as You Would Think

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Donald Trump released his FIRST television campaign commercial and it zeroes in on some of his favorite talking points: immigration and ISIS. As usual, Trump focuses on inflammatory language but this time, he also uses footage that could be described as misleading.

The video opens with images of ISIS fighters and Trump reiterating his plan to ban Muslim immigrants.

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He drops the kind of threats we’re all used to hearing:

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And somehow, Trump thought the threat of terrorism was a good segue for immigration.

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Here’s the footage used in the campaign ad to show the “situation” at the border.

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Trump’s campaign used the footage to show the “flood” of illegal immigrants at the US-Mexico border.

However, the footage is not from the US at all.

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It’s actually Moroccan immigrants crossing into Spain… in 2014!

The ad makes it appear there are droves of people rushing the southern border on a daily basis.

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And the Trump campaign sees nothing wrong with the footage they used.

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Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, further articulated the point on NBC News saying: “No sh– it’s not the Mexican border, but that’s what our country is going to look like. This was 1,000 percent on purpose.”

Watch the full campaign ad below:

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