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About Que Fregados

Que Fregados is a quirky look at little things that strike us funny in Laredo and the unique Latino culture. Suggestions and comments are welcome. You can also email to quefregados@gmail.com.

Mass Migration (from Central America) and our Fed’s Response

June 4th has come and gone.  That was the date that a few of the Honduran women stated as the deadline for a supposed amnesty or program that they believed would allow them to stay in the United States.  I … Continue reading

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Crazy overcrowding over at Border Patrol and yet…

I’m tired.  As I sit here wondering when Bluehost will be done with my blog migration, I realize that I am thinking of such a minor insignificant nothing.  So yes, I am tired from the minor worries but I’m also … Continue reading

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Undergoing a few changes

Yes, readers (former readers), I am finally going to self-host and am migrating the blog.  A ver como sale.  Wish me luck!

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Mayor and Chief walk downtown

I’m posting in an effort to get Keyrose to keep writing at http://www.LaSanbe.com (because I do hope he keeps writing his blog and that today was really not his last day) – it isn’t just that but that this press release just … Continue reading

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Gringo Barrio Debuts Album

This was a neat little surprised that arrived in my inbox.  Gringo Barrio is introduced in the press release with the following: Gringo Barrio is proud to release their debut album of the same name at the iconic Stubb’s Bar-B-Q … Continue reading

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A tiny look at Voz de Niños

My first introduction for Voz de Niños was through its former director, Edgar Ricalde. His wonderful presentation at a Rotary meeting informed members of the key role played by CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers across the state. In Laredo, … Continue reading

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Good Friday, good eats

I miss my parents’ Lenten cooking. Fridays during Lent were filled with arroz con camarones, chiles rellenos, lentejas and, of course, my favorite capirota. The streets of Laredo seemed so deserted today since 1/2 of the workforce is off for … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day on twitter and elsewhere

It’s International Women’s Day! A day celebrated worldwide to honor women’s achievements and progress throughout history and today. I have not heard of a specific event celebrating women in Laredo but we are only a few keystrokes away from connecting … Continue reading

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So much to do but if you have some time… enjoy a little jazz for free in honor of Black History Month

It’s mid-February!! In Laredo, that means WBCA craziness! My usual participation is only the parade but this year, I may not be around. I WILL be around to enjoy some free jazz at St. Peter’s Plaza in honor of Black … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Que Fregados:
Don’t get all anti-Valentine’s Day on me. I still celebrate Valentine’s Day, a la Mexico (and many other Latin American countries) style – in other words, I celebrate my friendships and love in general with…

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